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How to check RAM timings in linux?

In windows, CPUz provides info about memory timings. Is it possible to view that in linux? Is there any app that can show me the memory timings of the RAM currently installed in my system? EDIT: I ...
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How do I bridge connections in Debian?

In windows I can select Local Area Connection and Wireless Network Connection, right click and select Bridge Connections How can I achieve the same effect in Linux? (Debian to be exact) Pretty much ...
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Error installing Arch Linux

So, I am trying to install Arch Linux on my Acer Aspire 4830tg, but I keep running into problems. Some background knowledge, I am trying to install Arch off a usb stick and I got the iso image using ...
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How to install another Linux distro?

I started with a clean HDD. Partitioned as follows...4GB for Swap, 1 10GB EXT4 partition mounted as /, another 50GB EXT4 partition mounted as /home. Installed Mint. Now I am curious to try Mageia ...
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Linux on UEFI - how to reboot to the UEFI setup screen like Windows 8 can?

makeuseof.com explains that Windows 8 certified hardware has a new way to enter the UEFI setup screen (equivalent to BIOS). From How To Access The BIOS On A Windows 8 Computer: No longer do we ...
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how to access a mounted device, How can I access the partitions with the console

Hi I'm new to ubuntu and linux so this might be a very begginers question. I have several partitions on my pc and I want to be able to access them with the console. When I type: sudo fdisk -l I ...
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alias gcc='gcc -fpermissive' or modifying ./configure script

I am compiling quite big project from source. The compilation always ends with: error: invalid conversion from ‘const char*’ to ‘char*’ [-fpermissive] I have already compiled this project one year ...
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Tool to bulk speed up/convert an audio file

I want to listen to certain podcasts on my phone but I have two common problems: The audio is in some weird format (some don't play on my phone). The audio is slow. I want to use something like ...
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the effect of large number of files on disk space in unix filesystems

If I have a text file in Unix that contains N-many independent entries (e.g. records about employees, where each employee has a separate record), is it expected that this file will take up less space ...
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how can i use iptables to allow a particular url?

I want to allow a particular site using iptables. Am running debian squeeze in my proxy server. I have tried giving the IP address of the website .Since, its changing dynamically for popular sites , I ...
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Is the Find utility standard on all linux servers?

Is the Find utility standard on all linux servers? Like Sed and Grep?
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SSH rsa key works with external IP not internal IP

I am using rackspace cloud hosting. I have 2 servers behind a load balancer. Each server has an external IP and an internal IP. I want to setup a sync job that uses SSH to transfer files. I made ...
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Installing Linux *to* a NFS mount

I am about to install Linux (Mint) on a first-generation Eee PC. The device is fully sufficient hardware-wise (as I verified using the "Live" environment), except for one thing: The internal storage ...
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Script acts differently whe run by cron

I have a script that runs nightly, that is returning different results than when I run it manually. I realise that this is a common question and my problem most likely lies in an environment variable ...
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How to automount NTFS usb sticks on Xubuntu 12.10?

I'm running the Xubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo T520 laptop. If I plug a FAT formatted usb stick, it's mounted automatically, but if I plug in a NTFS formatted one, I have to mount it manually. How to ...
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Edit first line of large text file

I have a huge text file, far too big for the whole thing to be paged into memory. All I need to do with this text file is edit the first line (its a CSV file and I need to alter the titles). Is there ...
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How to install Emoji on linux?

I am using Fedora 17. I want to view Emoji icons on my computer. Currently I am seeing square tiles on most of the symbols in this Wikipedia page. Not sure if this has got to do with Character Map and ...
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Linux: using Evernote from Emacs?

I would like to know if there is software to be able to use Evernote from Emacs in Linux. I edit my notes with Emacs in a .txt file that has grown to several MBs over the last 10 years, and I would ...
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set sink index in pulseaudio

Is there some configuration option to specify that X device should always grab sink index Y? Much like you can force a specific sound card driver to have a specific card index in alsa? Failing that, ...
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Debugging “clogged” TCP connections

I'm having trouble with an internet connection that seems to randomly "freeze" arbitrary tcp connections when they have not been used for a while. The connections stay established, but no data is ...
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Mouse double-click min interval

This is the second mouse dying on me because of a poor switch ! Under most operating systems there is a option to set the max time interval in which two mouse clicks are processed as on double click. ...
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What partitions do I need to install Arch Linux on my Macbook

I have a ~2006 Macbook (1,1) that I am trying to resurrect as a Linux machine. I no longer want nor need OS X, so I want to install Arch as the only OS on this machine. I have tried several times to ...
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Difference of installation on openSUSE KDE and Gnome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there two different ways of installation in openSUSE KDE and openSUSE Gnome Hi I have recently installed openSUSE on my system(switched from RHEL 6). When I was ...
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How to reclaim CTR+ALT+Down/Up for use in xorg apps?

I am using the XFCE desktop and I would like to be able to use CTR+ALT+Down/Up in an application (Eclipse) that has this shortcut defined by default for an action I use often. As far as I understand ...
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How to change the working directory in Terminal while using Linux

I am currently using an Ubuntu 12.10 installation, all-updated. Now, I wanted to download some heavy source code using Mercurial ( Firefox's ) considering on another partition on the same drive where ...
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How to use wildcards in a xargs-command?

I've got a directory with numbered files, e.g. 1_foo.txt 2_bar.asc 13_test.png, and want to move them into individual directories (e.g. 1, 2 and 13) using as simple a bash command as possible. ...
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Does bash come with knoppix 7 and if not is it hard to install?

Does bash come with knoppix 7 and if not is it hard to install? I am just learning linux and it seems everyone is suggesting to use bash to learn the command line stuff, but I can't seem to find ...
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Where can I get a Linux distro iso based on a 2.4 kernel?

I need to get my hands on an ISO file for a Linux distribution with a 2.4 kernel. I'm looking for an ISO specifically so I can use it with my Oracle VirtualBox. Since 2.4 is so old these days, I'll ...
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Command-line way to send keystrokes to a window open on a different X-session

On my main machine, I have a Ubuntu desktop open and logged on. I am then also logging in to this machine from a remote computer, using X2go which creates a new X-session. I have a libreoffice file ...
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Setup -N parameter in SSH Config File

I would like to use the -N flag in my ssh config file, but I'm not sure how to do this? Is it possible? -N Do not execute a remote command. This is useful for just for‐ warding ...
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Run Linux server from virtual box seamlessly

My LAMPP server runs on a debian linux OS which is hosted on Oracle Virtual Box. To start the lampp server on mwindows XP PC, I have to: Open Virtual Box Start Debian Linux Open Linux Terminal Run ...
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start super small linux over pxe and run some commands

I have a small script which runs a few commands on a client. until now i need to go with my usb drive to the pc, run my live image and then run the script. now i want to use pxe for this. so the plan ...
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How can I simulate a FAT12 filesystem with uppercase 8.3 filenames?

I have a web application which is to be hosted on an embedded controller. This controller (not mine) has a FAT12-like 8.3 UPPERCASE filenames filesystem. My buildsystem runs un Linux, and can use ...
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What's the difference between sysconfig/network-scripts and sysconfig/networking

I'm working on a CentOS release 6.3 machine. I have what look like networking config files in both /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and /etc/sysconfig/networking. Why the duplication? Which set of files ...
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Keyboard types diacritics (¨) instead of double quotes

I have a problem with double quotes on my keyboard while working on Linux. The double quote my keyboard types is: ¨¨ and what I really expect is: "" You see the difference there? The first one ...
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Linux raid10 on btrfs

I've read that BTRFS requires at least 4 disks (https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Using_Btrfs_with_Multiple_Devices). Indeed, Linux mdadm raid10 requires only 2 disks ...
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How do I list the effective file permission in Linux?

i.e: Suppose the directory permission is 700, and the file under the directory is 570 Then the effective permission of the file is 500 Is there such a command that lists the effective permission by ...
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Installing Linux live session on USB drive: manually vs using a specific program?

I usually use programs such as Unetbootin or Tuxboot to install a Linux distro for booting from a USB drive, but I see that some distros offer specific .zip packages for USB booting and recommend ...
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What does the './' do in a command like './manage.py' or './bin/buildout'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “/” , “./”, “../” represent while giving path? Example: For running a django server I use: python manage.py runserver But some people seem to use ./manage.py ...
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Dropbox causes xorg to use 100% CPU

For some time, I noticed that my xorg process uses up between 60 and 100% of the CPU (according to top). I also noticed that interactive work becomes sluggish, even on my multi-core i7 processor. ...
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Using find command with recursive copy without -r or a while/for loop

I have the following problem. Normally one would use the command find exec cp -r to copy everything from one directory to another. In this case I am not allowed to do so, or use a while/for loop for ...
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How to install Linux on VMware with Windows 7 Premium Host

I have an ASUS laptop with 6 GB RAM, Windows 7 64-Bit m/c. I followed this to install VMware, Linux: Installing VM (with Ubuntu + RVM + Ruby + Rails) on my Windows 7 system VMware (which has been ...
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How to force WinXP to ask for password before software installation/uninstall?

I really like some of the linux security measures it uses. So what i'd like to do is have WinXP Pro SP3 ask for my user password everytime i try to install/remove software. I know I can't make ...
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Setting gnu screen split by default

Is there a way in say a .screenrc file to simulate the following commands? screen (ctrl + a) + :split (ctrl + a) + tab (ctrl + a) + c (ctrl + a) + tab (ctrl + a) + :resize 10 Basically what it does ...
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logrotate configuration and execution

I'm trying to configure logrotate to rotate and delete log files every day at midnight, but have never used it before. So: (a) I want to confirm that my configuration is correct, and (b) I need help ...
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How can we give the check on shell script?

Any one can help me do this with shell script: When VM startups, it checks if a folder (dbsync-installdir) exists if it does not exists, it will download the ZIP file using wget.
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Using dropbox in fuduntu

I have Fuduntu 2013.1 (Best of Fedora and Ubuntu in one OS) installed on my Gateway netbook, along with a couple of other distros including CrunchBang. All my distros have a shared /home partition. ...
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Automation script to SCP from UNIX to Window Server

I'm new to server/Unix trying to transfer file between AIX to Windows I'm trying to create SCP or SFTP script that will run on cron and transfer text file on /usr/apps/11.111.1.11.log file to window ...
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How does emacs open a file at the same line as the last time it was opened?

On my system, if I open a file with emacs, scroll down the file and close it, the next time I open the file, emacs will automagically scroll down to the same position. How does this work? Is emacs ...
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Usb Wifi key can't connect

I bought a Wifi USB key in order to connect my workstation to the wifi. It worked about week, and then, he tries to authenticate, but can't (I get prompted 3 times to enter the password (which is ...