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How to manually close a port

In OSX if I type netstat I can see certain things that have an established connection. I don't want to change any settings to close these, I just want to be able to close whatever I ports I choose in ...
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How to Virtualize an OEM windows install. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I've bought a new ...
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Cron job once a minute for one hour a day

Is there a way to run a cron job once a minute for an hour every day? I know I can probably make 60 cron jobs to do this but that would make it difficult if I ever needed to edit the job.
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not able to open files in windows partition from linux on a dual boot system

I have installed dual boot on my laptop, windows XP && Fedora linux. For some unknown reason windows XP is not booting up. Through fedora I'm able to see the windows XP partition and files in ...
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Automatic root login in Debian 6.0 without GUI (xserver)

Is there any simple and straightforward way in which I can set my Debian 6.0 box to automatically login, at startup, with the root account on the console? There is no GUI (xserver) installed on the ...
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Simulate / Emulate a computer to test linux in

So I am not foreign to linux and installing different distros on my Macbook Pro, but I was wondering if there was a less painful way of setting up and testing linux. I was wondering whether there was ...
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how to properly edit hosts, hostname and resolf.conf?

I have been searching the Internet for a real nop tutorial on the subject but could not found any direct info. on how to edit these files the proper way. I have a Debian Internet server that I use to ...
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How To Check My Current Version of FFMPEG

I have FFMPEG installed on 2 different servers. On one of the servers, i run into an issue every time i try to convert m4v files where ffmpeg just processes the file indefinitely. When I take the ...
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What is the meaning of the following commands when installing Skype

Today, I follow this tutorial Skype Installation in order to install Skype on Fedora 16. In the instruction, the author says that: touch /usr/bin/skype chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype Open /usr/bin/skype ...
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How to create an ACL list on Ubuntu

We are a few people working in an office on a server via SFTP. We all work on the same files so it would be great if we had, by default, read/write access by default on some folders. For example, ...
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XRDP: window manager not starting

I have setup my Ubuntu server so that I can connect and login to XRDP from Windows remote desktop. My problem is that after logging in, no window-manager is started. It only displays a single ...
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route command not being executed in rc.local

I tried adding route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev eth0 to my Fedora rc.local file, but it's not being executed when Fedora boots up. What can I do to fix this? update: i changed to the ...
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route command not executed in rc.local

i need to execute the following command on every startup route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev eth0 so i add it to rc.local touch /var/lock/subsys/local route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask ...
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How to remotely open gedit with SFTP URL in Gnome through SSH?

My setup is weird and I can't change it now. I have two machines: local-machine: it's my desktop running Ubuntu with Gnome remote-machine: it's one virtual machine, also running Ubuntu but without X ...
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Increase /tmp size CentOS

new to Linux here. Can anyone explain me how to increase the size of /tmp? I was able to increse the size of /dev/mapper/vg00-usr, var and home , but how can I do if the /tmp folder is shown as ...
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typesetting system

All my life I used Microsoft Office on Windows for document writing and then Libre(Open)Office on Linux. This is not a bad software, but not perfect and I have some complaints. Now on my usual desktop ...
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Utility for creating symlink to directory tree

I remember that there is an utility for GNU/Linux, that given some directory, builds the same directory hierarchy, but with all regular files replaced by symlinks to the corresponding ones. I can't ...
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Adeos's role w.r.t Linux

The event pipeline The fundamental Adeos structure one must keep in mind is the chain of client domains asking for event control. A domain is a kernelbased software component which can ask the ...
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Suspend only works once after full power cycle with Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3

This one is strange. I can't seem to get suspend working more than once per power cycle. When I say "power cycle," I mean the only way to get one proper suspend is to cut power from the power supply ...
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recover data from a physically damaged hard drive (Windows)

My laptop was recently damaged on the side where the hard drive is located and now I cannot access its Windows partition. I am able to boot into Linux. The hard drive is configured with 2 NTFS ...
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Mount external drive via sshfs and make it act like a USB drive

My Situation Arch linux HTC Nexus one, cyanognmod 7.1 This is what I want to do: My android phone has an SSH server. I use SSHFS to mount my android phone as a drive. I want Banshee Media Player ...
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tmux on linux server

I'm trying to set up tmux on linux server to do shared sessions. I'have copied my .tmux.conf on the server. On my mac i have tmux 1.6 on the server, some of the option in my config don't work. is ...
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Install Windows 7 from Ubuntu

I need to install Windows 7 on an Ubuntu PC (and remove Ubuntu), but this PC doesn't have any CD reader. How can I accomplish this?
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Why does 'dd' not work for creating bootable USB?

Recently I wanted to create a bootable USB of Linux mint. I found that there was a lot of conflicting advice/experience about whether the 'dd' command could be used to create a bootable USB. I decided ...
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How to install TermKit on Linux?

The following guide seems severely out of date now, and the author does not reply to user questions, so I ask you is there any other step-by-step guide for this?
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change from bash shell prompt to regular shell prompt on centos

my centos environment has just become bash shell prompt: -bash-3.2# how do I change it back to the usual # prompt? what places should I check for possibly modifications? Update: I was not clear ...
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Start Firefox in fullscreen with no easy way to exit

I would like Firefox to start automaticaly in fullscreen mode and with no menus, tabs, etc... It's for an app, and the users should not be able to easily exit the app.
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How can I add a Python script at Ubuntu 11.10 startup?

What's the standard way of adding a python script to Ubuntu startup?
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Change location of storing mysql database

Im running a linux server and I wondering if and how could I change the contents of Mysql server to be saved on an external hardrive instead of the place where it is being stored now.
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Issue changing mysql password on Debian

I installed mysql on my Debian server. I couldn't get into the database because it kept saying I put in the wrong password so I looked on the internet and found that I could log onto mysql using the ...
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Command to create a file owned by another user

I created a directory test owned by the root user, and then I created a file called F1 inside test , now I need to create a file called T5 inside test but by a user called student What is the ...
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Xinerama creates a panning viewport

EDIT: I've created a bug report: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48458 My Setup I have 4 monitors, 1920x1080, which are in portrait mode (rotated left). They are connected to two ...
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Is it possible to run graphical applications such as Firefox without installing a desktop environment?

I have been an Ubuntu user for 2 years and am contemplating moving to Arch. I love their philosophy, The Arch Way, and I admire their tenacity to bare the system to the user. I think if I am ever ...
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College wifi works easily on Linux, but not on Windows

In Linux: After connecting to the college wifi, going to the network login page logging in, the internet works perfectly as it should. In Windows: After connecting to the college wifi, going to the ...
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SSH ing in one terminal and duplicating it

I usually have the habit of working with different terminal pointing to the same directory by opening different files. I sshed an server from one of my terminal from ubuntu and I had to do the same ...
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How to encrypt saved password in firefox?

In our company we are using one pc for everything. Everybody is using firefox and a lot of people are using the save password option. I know that you can easily read the username/password with the ...
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java warnings on linux

Hello i am getting warnings after i have installed java on kubuntu 11.10. The java programs run but i always get 4 warnings: $ java Warning: no leading - on line 1 of ...
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linux ' top ' get total of a user's cpu usage > 100%, with IRIX mode off

I used ' top -bn 1 -u myaccount' to monitor the summary of all the cpu usage of my account. But sometimes my log shows that the summary adds up to 160% plus. I'm quite confused, does anybody know ...
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Linux: close a program with command line (not kill it)

Some applications only allow one running instance (like eclipse, if you want to use the same workspace). So if I log in from another location, I have to kill/close the application that was open when I ...
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Extract 7z files with standard linux tools?

I know that you can extract .7z files with 7-zip. Is there another standard linux program that can do this? Maybe one of these tar bzip2 xz gzip I will add that bsdtar can do this, but is not ...
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how to uninstall the jdk 1.7.0 in the ubuntu

i encounter a very strange problem,and here is the detail: i'm going to uninstall the jdk 1.7.0.but when i use the rpm to check the appropriate name of the package,it prompt nothing.Anyway,when i use ...
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Debian: Firefox or Iceweasel default printer for POS station - web application

Context Using Debian 6.04 "Squeeze" as POS station. Needs to prints to receipt printer from web app. There are two printers installed: Network printer [ default ] and a receipt printer. It ...
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Game Server with onboard NIC. Do I need to upgrade?

I have a dedicated desktop machine that runs a linux game server that needs to handle at most a couple hundred users. I currently have a 50/50 Mbps fiber line for internet connection and am trying to ...
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Count the number of accesses made to a file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine what process has a file open in Linux? Can I run a script/use a tool that monitors a file and counts the number of access that are made to it (both ...
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Lost window title bars and everything after selecting bad window theme in linux mint

I've selected a window theme from the "Advanced Settings" in Linux Mint 12 which seems to be corrupted and I've lost everything on my desktop. I can't start any apps but I can open the terminal by ...
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Script that deletes a directory but doesn't delete marker files on linux

I got a script running and its cool and all. Any idea how to make this script run under just 1 level of subdirectory? #! /bin/bash #This will delete the sub-directories of a specific directory when ...
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What happens if cron.daily is not terminating

Today I had to realize that some cron jobs werent run on my server! In the log files I find this: Mar 13 03:30:01 osp-server anacron[7261]: Anacron 2.3 started on 2012-03-13 Mar 13 03:30:01 ...
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Install Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best answer for: “my Internet is not working”? My video is not working properly, I don't have the right resolution to choose and I lost visual ...
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How to run adobe photoshop cs4 on wine?

I dual booted my xp installing linux mint 12. I have photoshop cs4 installed on xp, but can't run it on wine. Why?
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Simulate pgrep using plain grep

How can I do pgrep -U someUserName using just ps and grep? I.e. not count on pgrep being set in a system?