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How can I add a link to a NAS on my desktop in Raspbian?

I've created a mount to my NAS in Raspbian. It works, and I can access it via the File Manager. Is it possible for me to put a link to the file manager which will open in that share's folder on the ...
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How to get the spec of a machine on Linux?

I am interested in getting the spec of a machine, because I am thinking getting a similar server. What I am mostly interested in knowing is the number of cores / CPUs / etc., the amount of memory, ...
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Can`t create new files on tftp server

I have installed tftpd and xinetd on Ubuntu 13.10 and I have problems with writing to tftp server. /etc/xinetd.d/tftp file content: service tftp { protocol = udp port = 69 ...
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PuTTY: how to properly emulate -t option

On Linux the ssh command has a -t option whose man page reads: Force pseudo-tty allocation. This can be used to execute arbitrary screen-based programs on a remote machine, which can be very ...
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Does an improper shutdown cause harm to the underlying OS or hardware?

Does sudden shut down due to power failure do any harm to the underlying OS or hardware ? My laptop's battery is dead, so sometimes due to power failure or due to some other reason there is an ...
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Does Linux have timer coalescing?

I've been reading about timer coalescing. Windows has had it implemented for a while, and Apple just integrated it in 10.9. I can't find much information about it for linux.
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List Apache disabled sites

I use apache2ctl -S to list enabled sites: VirtualHost configuration: wildcard NameVirtualHosts and _default_ servers: *:443 is a NameVirtualHost default server www.xxx.org (...
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NTP daemon or ntpdate doesn't synchronize

I'm having some problems with synchronization with an NTP server. 1) The NTP daemon doesn't sync the system clock at all, even though it's running (confirmed with /etc/init.d/ntp status). Forcing to ...
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SortTV perl script error

I'm trying to use a perl script named SortTV (http://sourceforge.net/projects/sorttv/) Every dependencies is installed but I got an error & can't understood it... It's not a specific problem of ...
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cURL: multiple POST requests while reusing the TCP connection

If multiple URLs are passed to cURL, it reuses the TCP connection when possible. For example: curl -o 1.jpg http://example.com/1.jpg -o 2.jpg http://example.com/2.jpg I need to do the same, but ...
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Temperature log with acpi -t

I had system freezes with my HP Pavilion when using Linux (at the moment I use Debian, Ubuntu showed the same behavior). HP support forum suggests that the error is related to temperature control. So ...
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Linux: Copy files with dates in filename between two dates

I have a folder full of files where I from time to time need to copy a subset of these to somewhere else for processing. The files have the date they were created in the filename, i.e. ...
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What if “rm -rf” does not work, but “ls -a” shows no files?

I have a folder foo in an encfs container (source: /local/home/me/Documents mountpoint: /u/me/Documents) which I cannot delete. > pwd /u/me/Documents > mount [..] encfs on /local/home/me/...
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Wireless disabled after connecting ethernet cable

Im using Linux Mint 13. Wireless has always worked fine but stopped yesterday after I connected to the internet via an ethernet cable. After I disconect the cable I cannot connect to Wifi. In bottom ...
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How to run Firefox with AT command in Linux?

I try to run a specified command on a desired time. I found at for this, and it seems to work fine if I run: echo "ls -al / > /home/florin/test.txt" | at 4:21am But I want to run a different ...
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Linux VirtualBox inside Windows VirtualBox doesn't boot

I'm trying to run a Linux VirtualBox instance inside a Windows 7 VirtualBox instance, but Linux (tried both Puppy and Mint) doesn't boot. My research says that this should be possible, see here for ...
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Debian Wheezy: installing from sources or repositories? upgrading to new software release?

a. I'm wondering for some software if it is wiser to install them from sources or from official repositories when available like: glpi inventory fusion inventory monitoring tools like nagios I ...
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How to format pendrive from fat32 to ext3 in windows7?

I am trying to make a live USB of OPHCRACK, and I tried to boot from a fat32 pendrive. But after making a live USB, it wouldn't boot. After searching awhile, I came to understand that ophcrack will ...
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regarding swp files and same file opened in different vnc

I have different VNCs at work and many times, i forget to save or close some files opened in gvim. Later, I'll open up the same file in another VNC. Though it'll tell me that it is already opened ...
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1Tb disk formatted on Linux won't mount on windows nor mac

I have an external HD (western digital) with 1Tb. I use Linux but I wanted to reserve a cross platform partition on the disk. I decided to create two partitions and used the "disks" application to do ...
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How do I find out the compressed / uncompressed file sizes on btrfs?

I am using btrfs on one of my hard drives. I would like to know the actual file size and the compressed file size on btrfs. I am interested in seeing the compression ratios per file . For example ntfs ...
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Move an existing Linux install to a new multiboot setup

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installation on a failing hard drive (I already have my data backed up so that is not an issue.) I want to move the current Ubuntu install intact to a new hard drive. The ...
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Booting into a Graphical Based Program in Debian (Raspberry Pi)

I am trying to boot into chromium on a Raspberry Pi running debian. However on boot it goes to a full screen command line with no graphical display. I have in /etc/init.d/ a script that starts up ...
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How can I dual boot Mac OS X and Linux on the same machine?

How can I install Linux on a Mac without screwing up any data? I don't want to open Mac OS X and then use something like VirtualBox. I want to boot right into Linux OR Mac OS X. Is there a good way ...
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Copying symbolic links and filenames with special characters to NAS

I have a new Western Digital My Book Live NAS. I am trying to copy files from an old drive to the NAS. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I've mounted the drive by browsing the network in Nautilus and ...
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Per executable UDP port redirection possible?

I have a black box program which listens on a particular UDP port. I'd like it to listen to a UDP port of my choosing. Is there a way to trick the executable into listening on a differen port. I ...
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Batch file to create many files with special characters

Essential info: I have a file "DB_OUTPUT.TXT" with 304 lines that I need to turn into 304 files (one per line). Each line contains many special characters and may be up to tens of thousands of ...
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Error while loading shared libraries - libwebsock

Im trying to setup libwebsock, simple C websocket library. I followed the installation procedure from INSTALL file, everything went fine. Im able to compile test program given in the examples. But ...
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Can't Get libpam-ssh-agent-auth Working In Ubuntu 13.10

I've been wrestling with this particular issue most of the day, and have been making SOME progress, but I'm still a bit stuck. I would like to be able to authenticate an SSH session using a private ...
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Is there a way to determine what RPM --relocate was used to install the rpm package

After a rpm package is installed using --relocate, is there any way to find out what value was used with the --relocate option?
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Are there any OpenGL implementations which can use a server to do the rendering?

Assume I have 2 independent machines, one running Debian sid, and the other running Windows 7. The one running Debian sid has a decent graphics card, the Windows 7 machine has no graphics card and a ...
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Linux mv command moved data to an unknown location?

I accidentally executed this command in SSH: mv /var/www/vhosts/website/httpdocs/magento/* Now all the data in the magento dir is gone. Does anyone know where it moved to? Thanks!
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Is there an ld-linux.so equivalent for mac?

I'm using the following command on Linux to change the default library path temporarily for the program being run: /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 --library-path /home/me/libs./myProgram This runs ...
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Fedora 8: rubygems.org certificate validation failure. How to install GeoTrust CA?

Trying to get a gem: $gem install puppet ERROR: Could not find a valid gem 'puppet' (>= 0), here is why: Unable to download data from https://rubygems.org/ - SSL_connect returned=1 ...
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CONNMARK on rewritten packets

I have a host, on which I rewrite saddr and daddr of IP packets coming to it, this is done by the program, employing libnetfilter_queue. Basically it acts like proxy. For example, the packet comes ...
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Linux Mint 14 window manager is broken

Suddenly since yesterday my window manager is broken, I can't: Resize my windows Move my windows Switch applications (Alt-Tab) Change focus to other windows (Current window is always on top, I have ...
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How do I get the latest linux kernel, and why would I want to do that in the first place?

I'm running 3.10-3-686-pae, and I think I would like to upgrade to 3.12 just so I can learn more about how it all works. My computer runs pretty well considering how old it is. I have been learning to ...
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How to install packages onto Linux Mint without Internet?

I'm learning how to use Linux Mint, and I'm completely new to the whole environment. The computer I'm using for a school project does not have an Internet connection, and it is not possible for it to ...
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LINUX + Windows (network incompatibility)

I'm having some strange problem in my house. I live with 2 friends, and we have 3 notebooks. Until yesterday, all 3 using Windows. All 3 are connected to the same wi-fi router. Yesterday I installed ...
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ffmpeg fastest way to convert videos avi to mp4

I have server which has: 8x3,4 (sandy bridge cpu) 10gb ram i tried different combinations to convert vvideos i mean avi to mp4 but it takes so long: - ~20mins=~200mb maybe there is some ffmpeg ...
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Is it possible to wake up an ACPI S3 suspended Linux System with an SMB packet?

I want to put my Debian NAS system in supend to RAM mode (ACPI S3) after a decent period of time idling in order to save some power. I thought about putting the NIC in a mode, where it waits for ...
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apt-get resolving hosts error

My every apt-get command ends with someting like this: Err http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg Temporary failure resolving 'security.ubuntu.com' Err http://rs.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Using Virtual Box with only the OS (virtual disc file) on a SSD

I would like to use Virtual Box to run Linux Mint 15 on Windows 8.1. My solid state drive has roughly 20 GB available memory. Is there a way to make so the virtual machine will boot from the solid ...
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Setting up LAMP without Internet

For a school project, we have to set up a server with LAMP. However, we cannot connect the server to the Internet during the installation process. We tried using CentOS and putting CentOS .rpm ...
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Make errors when compiling HPL-2.1 on MOSIX-clustered Debian server

I'm trying to compile HPL 2.1 on a MOSIX-clustered Debian server, but the make process terminates with errors as seen below. Included are my makefile and two versions of output: one from a standard ...
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Configuring persistent storage on Tails linux

When using tails linux, I am having difficult configuring persistent storage. I run a VMWare VM, and boot off the tails iso, and I have a vmdk configured as attached to the machine. The vmdk volume is ...
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How do I output a proper resolution/frequency in text mode?

[ Full disclosure: I asked this question first on the Arch Linux forums, and got no answer ] I have a server which generally runs headless. It doesn't run X at all -- just the CLI. This server used ...
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Automatic package recompilation on apt-get upgrade

Is it possible to achieve the following setup with apt-get on debian based distros, particulary Ubuntu: I need to compile a package from source (like apt-get source ). Before compilation, I need to ...
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what does <Directory /> do?

I am new to apache. I want to understand httpd.conf and make a little change. DocumentRoot "/opt/www" <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None </Directory> <...
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VirtualBox Linux Guest unable to ssh in to a redhat server? [duplicate]

I am running VirtualBox with a CentOS guest and trying to ssh in to one of my firm's Redhat servers. I get timed out but I can ping the server. It works if I do the same action from my Windows host. ...