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What is the windows world equivant of a linux vps?

When I rent a Linux virtual private server I can connect via the command line and control the computer remotely. What is the equivalent of this called so I can control a Windows computer GUI remotely ...
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Independence of SATA channels and ports

I'm working on setting up a simple RAID and am wondering about how independent my SATA ports really are. There are 4 ports on the motherboard, but lspci shows only two controllers 00:0e.0 IDE ...
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How to get a bash prompt in a ssh tunnel with rsa keys?

After setting client and server with the public keys and allowing PubKeyAuthentication yes, I issue the following command and get a shell that waits indefinitely. mad@amd:~> ssh -T ...
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CentOS 6.4 and alternate SSH port not working

I've got a CentOS 6.4 machine and would like to change the default SSH port, and followed these instructions: CentOS Wiki After making those changes (including the "semanage port -a -t ssh_port_t -p ...
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Is it possible to install MS Office on the virtual window using CDs?

I am new to Redhat linux. I need to run a virtual copy of Windows 7 and need to use MS Office. I am not sure how to get MS Office installed in the virtual Windows 7 using the CDs. Can anyone help?
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Open multiple terminals in a for loop in bash

Recently i changed to lxde on Ubuntu. And after switching it changed my x-terminal-emulator to lxterm. My script was doing the following: Go through a for loop and open a new terminal window and ...
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How to stop system processes in go daddy? [closed]

I have a website wildrosemarketing.com which is hosted in go daddy(linux server). When I login to go daddy and check system process, it is showing 10-15 process running. I used to delete them manually ...
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Manually connecting to a wired network with linux

I currently only have wired internet via a cable modem connected to an Airlink 101 ASW105 switch. It works fine for my wife's mac. However, my laptop does not connect; I've tried connecting via eth0 ...
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Is there a way to edit files inside of a zip file without explicitly extracting them first?

I sometimes need to make changes to a .zip or .jar file, so I usually move the file to /tmp, extract all the files with unzip, edit a few files, and then re-zip up the files. This works, but it can ...
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Why mpd server does not output any sound?

I am trying to run MPD server on Ubuntu 12.04.3. All worked with Ubuntu 11.10 and even with earlier 12.04. I am using Sonata as frontend and i get connected, playlists are available, i can choose a ...
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How do I disable or modify pam's password requirements?

I'm using Fedora 19. By default it's setup with pam to disable bad passwords, like "password". This is good. Trying to change this default is infuriating. This is a box for testing internal stuff, not ...
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How can I specify a resolution for fullscreen applications through cygwin/x?

Most easily explained with an example. On my windows machine in cygwin I start the x server with: matthew@cygwin $ startxwin Then I ssh to my linux mint machine with X forwarding matthew@cygwin $ ...
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Using loopbacks and null-sink cause extreme distortion after 20-30s during ffmpeg recording

I'm trying to record both video, speaker sounds and microphone sounds at the same time. To deal with the audio, I set up two loopbacks (one for microphone, one for speakers): pactl load-module ...
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How to get the display number I was assigned by X

From X(7) man pages DISPLAY NAMES From the user's perspective, every X server has a display name of the form: hostname:displaynumber.screennumber [...] ...
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Delete all file except some in bash, without cd to the directory?

I need to make a daily cleanup in a download directory. I have saw this question and tested the answer rm !("test 1"|"test 4") It work great, but require to have cd to the directory before. Since ...
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Is it currently stable to use, and boot to, a btrfs RAID 0 on SSDs?

As of the current (3.10+) Linux kernels, is it supported to make a btrfs RAID 0 out of SSDs the root mount and boot to it? This comprises several issues: Does the RAID 0 with SSDs support ...
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Linux Traffic Control of internet downlink with router as a client

I'd like to shape my internet downlink bandwidth in a bit peculiar way. My linux box at home acts as a router and a torrent client (and other downloads), making my router a router and client inside my ...
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Kernel error when installing Linux Mint

I'm getting this error: "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU" I have enabled: Virtualization in BIOS VT-x Nested Paging IO-APIC but I still get this problem ...
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Can't boot from USB to install Linux

Now I have Win7 on my laptop, and I want to install Linux. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit (and also Mint 15 32-bit), and installed it on my flash drive using the Universal USB Installer – ...
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Filtering input with sed (regex)

I'm having an issue with sed not returning what I expect when using a regex pattern to clean up some output from a mysql query. mysql -uroot -p -e 'SELECT `path` FROM db.media_gallery' | sed -n -r ...
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How to execute a script from a browser that is on a private server?

I am extremely new to Linux / Unix as a whole, so I apologize in advance for any ignorance that may be perceived by this question. I am trying to execute a script to set up a control panel from the ...
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Remotely monitor top output on Linux from Windows [closed]

I work on Windows 7 most of the time. I have a linux machine whose process I need to monitor from my Windows machine. Instead of ssh'ing into the linux machine and doing top, I want to install some ...
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Changing chmod flags back

I'm fairly new to the whole UNIX / command shell sort of stuff, so I apologize for any ignorance for something I am not aware of. And by new, I mean extremely new. I was confused by how to change a ...
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Why did windows update break WinSCP and PuTTY?

I recently did an update to my windows 7 machine. Before, I was able to connect to a linux server at school through WinSCP and PuTTY with no issues. Now, I am either booted off after only a minute ...
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Can I run two FTP sites on one server using two different IP addresses?

So we currently have our FTP site running on one computer (Mac OS-X) with one IP address. We are trying to host a second FTP site running off of the same computer, but with a different IP address. Is ...
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Problems in Mythbuntu 12/HDHomerun Prime setup

Introduction I am newbie when it comes to PVR setup. I have messed around with tvheadend in openelec, but since it seems unable to handle an HDHomerun Prime with a cable card from Comcast (It only ...
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build apache from source forcing a debian configuration

I've just built apache2 on a debian wheezy system from source (I had to do this because, try as I might, I couldn't get apache 2.2.22 and mod_perl 2.0.7-3 to play together on Wheezy. Apache keeps ...
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head hangs or doesn't terminate on Linux

I'm using, (uname -a says) Linux ip-x-x-x-x 2.6.21.7-2.fc8xen-ec2-v1.0 #1 SMP Tue Sep 1 10:25:30 EDT 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux. I've got a script, foo.sh with 100 lines of code and when I run head ...
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Very strange behaviour of mouse / not able to click certain elements of UI

So from one moment to the other, in Windows 7, i wasn't able to click certain elements of the UI. I could click icons in the taskbar but not on the desktop (just no reaction), then I could click icons ...
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Why is the kernel and the watchdogs consuming all the CPU?

I run a bunch of heavy user space processes on a powerful Xeon machine (32 virtual processors according to /proc/cpuinfo). The CPU load is normally around 30 and the machine feel responsive, but later ...
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I want to install a psql module, but ubuntu cannot find the package?

I wanted to install a postgres module in ubuntu similar to this. So I ran a sudo apt-get update and that ran fine. Next, I did a sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.2-prefix just like the instructions ...
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package manager for use as normal user inside home direcotry

I need a package manager for GNU/Linux (preferably source based) to install packages in my home as unprivileged user on a Debian system (not sure if squeeze or wheezy). What I tried: Compiling it ...
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In Ubuntu Linux: Pass the clipboard content as parameter to some application

Is there a tool which can pass the content of the clipboard as parameter to some application? For example I would use it like this: (1) In a text editor or whatever, for example I could highlight ...
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how to stop yum from trying other mirrors

I'm sitting behind a proxy on my CentOS 6.4 box and I can't perform a 'yum update' because yum keeps killing the slow downloads and trying another mirror. The problem is that the way our proxy works ...
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UFW rules for specific host / dynamic dns

How can I setup UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) to add rules for specific hosts? Eg. I want to allow SSH only from yourpc.no-ip.org?
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How do I prevent anacron from running certain scripts?

I am running RHEL5 and software RAID (mdadm). Currently I allow the 99-raid-check weekly cron script to run at the normal time (early Sunday morning). However, if the system is off during that time it ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 using ssh without entering my password

I know questions like this have been asked before, and I have read them all (that I found). The problem I have is that we have an embedded linux device that we can log into for debug purposes by ...
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Bash script fails from Windows 7 task scheduler

In order to use rsync I created a Bash script. It runs fine from the Cygwin 32-bit shell in Win 7 but fails when run from the Win 7 Task Scheduler. My Task Scheduler script is a simple: ...
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Ubuntu sendmail relay with username and password

I have a Ubuntu server which I want to setup a mail server on. Now, I've heard that sendmail is the only mail server that supports a relay server. Why I need a relay server is because my Ubuntu Server ...
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Entering into multiple directories in Unix and deleting a particular file

I have a list of directories that I want to go into and delete particular files. For example, the directory names I have are as below: 091513 090213 082612 071611 020908 011009 ... 062308 Each of ...
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Getting crontab error on Xubuntu

When running the command crontab -e i get the following error: no crontab for 'myusername' - using an empty one 888 Can anyone please help?
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How can I find out the vfstype of a hard drive partition?

How do I find out the vfstype of a hard drive partition when it is unmounted in BusyBox? My question is specific for BusyBox since I am trying to do a mount during a Debian install. If I do fdisk -l ...
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what does this output of ls mean?

sysadmin@ubuntu /etc $ ls vsftpd* vsftpd-users.db vsftpd.conf vsftpd.conf.backup vsftpd: vsftpd.pem what is this vsftpd: vsftpd.pem part, and what does it mean? I never seen such before. does it ...
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DDWRT Iptable as a global rule?

iptables -I PREROUTING -t nat -p udp -s 192.168.0.62 --dport 53 -j DNAT --to-destination 23.21.182.24 Instead of only rerouting traffic from 192.168.0.62, I'd like to reroute traffic from all ips, ...
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Can I output results of a MySQL query to a Excel file via Putty?

I'm on a local windows machine. The MySQL DB is on a CentOS machine elsewhere on the same local network. I want to output the results of the query that I'm typing directly into Putty into an Excel (or ...
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Blender refuses to start

I'm trying to run Blender under Linux, but I'm unable to do that, whenever I try I get some errors. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.11.1. This is my video card: ~$ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA ...
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SanDisk SSD, Builtin Background Garbage Collection

Looking at the spec sheet of the SSD's that come in my laptop: SanDisk (X110) http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/docs/X110_data_sheet.pdf It states "Background garbage collection" and "Support for TRIM" ...
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ADSL modem or router?

I have quite a complicated home setup and I have just ordered a new phone line for a separate ADSL connection for my business. I will be routing this through my CentOS Linux firewall/router and ...
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Command-line scp doesn't use case-insensitive autocomplete

Auto-completing filenames (by pressing TAB after first characters of the filenames have been written) is case-sensitive both on my Ubuntu 13.04 box and on my Debian Squeeze box, when I use scp. I ...
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Suppress 'Warning: no access to tty' in ssh

I have a short simple script, that compiles a .c file and runs it on a remote server running tcsh and then just gives back control to my machine (this is for school, I need my programs to work ...