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Ping test for 4 hours

I am trying to perform a ping a test to the servers for 4 hours I tried using ping -t '14400' IP-ADDRESS but i am getting a following error: "ping: ttl 14400 out of range" Is there any other ...
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nc connection refused even on loopback

I'm working on an embedded linux system, which appears to be networked correctly and is running ssh (dropbear) and rpcbind. I'm setting up a server application on it, and every single thing I try ...
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How to persist my console setfont choice?

I have a BeagleBone Black, with a 4.3" LCD Cape. It's running the up-to-date angstrom distribution. I'm running with Gnome/X disabled, so I just have a simple text console on my display at the moment. ...
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convert multiple jpg into one with linux [duplicate]

I have multiple jpg that come from a scanner. I want to combine all into one ? how ? I have seen something like $ convert -adjoin *.jpg one.jpg but it create multiple one.jpg images.
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How to ssh with username AND password linux automatically from bash

Im trying to ssh with the Username AND password provided. Restrictions: 1. I DO NOT want to have to set up a public key for each of the servers I am trying to ssh into. 2. I DO NOT want to/have ...
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Debian ssh user TAB behaviour changed - how to revert it?

I have created new user with: useradd u passwd u When logged as u via PuTTy the TAB key behaviour is changed: autofill dir/filenames and commands not working the tab is placed instaed (4 spaces) ...
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Debian winbind name resolution giving multiple addresses - how to select one?

I'm trying to get winbind set up on a Debian installation as a fallback for when our DNS server fails to work. I have to use winbind (instead of an alternatives like mDNS/Avahi) since I have to use a ...
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Create new mount point(/backup) from existing partition

i have 2 partition on cenos 6.4 in SOFT RAID 1. my current mounted partitions(df -h): Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mountedon /dev/md1 20G 5.4G 14G 29% / /dev/md2 ...
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Developing and deploying application that will run as root using setuid?

I have an application that needs to run with root permissions. Using setuid bit on the application file seems like a logical choice. My understanding of setuid is that the files should be owned by ...
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Possible problems that may occur in CENTOS? [closed]

I have developed an application on fedora 13 that works fine. The dependencies of this application are jre 1.6.0_26,tomcat webserver 6.0.18 and mysql 14.12 distrib 5.0.67.Now we need to extend the ...
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Cannot bring up wlan0 interface

I have RaspberryPI which I want to use as hotspot. Idea was to connect it with cable and share network with WIFI adapter using hostapd. I setup RPI with archlinux and network (everything through ...
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Default Listening Ports in Linux

Are there any default listening ports in Linux, like 135 and 445 for directory services in Windows? While searching for a remote machine, I need to identify whether the machine I am connecting to is ...
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Installation VT220 terminal in Ubuntu

I want to know how to connect a Digital VT220 terminal to PC-Linux with Ubuntu 12.04 using a serial-USB device. At the moment I did next steps: sudo vi ttyS1.conf (at /etc/init) # ttyS1 - getty ...
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Record the sound of a program to the microphone

I want to record the sound of a program and to direct it as an microphone entry on linux. For instance, I'm listening a music on youtube, and I want that music to be send to my skype's conversation ...
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Linux: Kill process on specific port

How to kill a process if its port is known? For example if a process is running at port 12345 then how it can be terminated in linux/ubuntu.
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Mysql 5.6 installation on user given path in linux

I am trying to install mysql 5.6 (from an RPM) on RHEL 6.4 in the user desired location, but it is installing in /usr/bin location. Is there any way to change the location to install mysql?
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How can I delete a just-typed newline character in bash?

I sometimes copy-paste paths into the terminal, and often accidentally copy the newline character. For example, I want to find then read the contents of foobar.txt. $ locate foobar.txt ...
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Logging in on Fedora 19 shows nothing but a grey screen

I've recently installed Fedora 19 on a (rather low-end) desktop. The installation gave me no reason whatsoever to believe that there was anything wrong going on, so I'm assuming it went fine 100%. ...
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pipe webcam video stream data for processing

I found that in linux you can use video4linux2 and ffmpeg to read the data from /dev/video0 and grab the video from webcam. ffmpeg output the data to a video file, which has a limited length. My ...
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Get value from .XML file in Linux

Anyone got a nice solution for this: I want the value: /PlayDirList/PlayDir.1378803204 from this XML. <settings> <setting id="ask_set_logo_to_bg" value="false" /> <setting ...
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wget execute script after download

I need every time you complete a transfer program wget this run a script. this is my full command line: wget -i urls-to-downloads.txt My problem is that I want to go subtracting it downloads the ...
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How to Create a network connection between host and guest using static ip in Oracle Virtual Box

In host I am using Scientific Linux 6.4 In guest I am using CentOS 6.4 Oracle Virtual Box Version 4.2.18 r88780 I want a create a network between host and guest machine using static ip so in ...
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Is it possible to have dynamic files with the contents being at some internet resource? [closed]

Maybe this is a stupid question, because, if this was trivial, Dropbox and other similar tools would have made use of the functionality. And if it was trivial it would create horrible security holes. ...
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Specifying Disk Drive to Write Files?

After tar.gz'ing a 25 GB folder, I copied the file from my local machine to a remote server via scp. Once the file was transferred, I failed to extract the tar.gz due to: $ tar -zxvf dump.tar.gz ...
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Call from GTalk to Pidgin gives error code 7

I have configured Pidgin to connect to my GTalk account. Video and audio are working. I can even make calls from Pidgin to a GTalk account, but not from GTalk to Pidgin. Whenever I try calling Pidgin ...
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Fedora won't boot from flashdrive on PC Desktop but will on Macbook Pro

I've installed Fedora to a flash drive (not a live iso) by booting to a Fedora 19 live CD on my Macbook pro and selecting a 32gb flash drive as the installation media. I'm trying to use the flash ...
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Allow access to OpenVPN only from linux systems?

I'd like to know if there's a way to check the OS of the client connecting to a client to site VPN tunnel ending in an OpenVPN Linux server. I don't want Windows clients to connect to it due to ...
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How can I run a command as a different user while Fedora boots up?

I have a server which runs Fedora 19. When the server boots up, I need to run bunch of commands. I do this in /etc/rc.d/rc.local file. This works well. Now I need to start my nodejs server from this ...
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transmission-remote commands are erroring with Unexpected response: <h1>401: Unauthorized</h1>Unauthorized User: deflate, gzip

I'm running the latest Raspbian distribution and just installed the transmission packages. I've been unable to set it up properly because whenever I run a transmission-remote command - say, to alter ...
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linux find regex - can I use 'search', instead of match?

the find utility is powerful, but I'd need some additional features. its -regex search treats each filename (or dirname) as a string and applys given regex only at the beginning of name. like ...
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Grub rescue after windows install

Disaster, Please, Help ASAP. I had a dual boot on my pc with windows xp and lubuntu linux. Then recently i had some windows errors and decided to install windows 8 instead of xp. So after i ...
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Arch Linux from live USB - how do I launch the GUI?

I run Arch from a live USB. I want to use it to repair a broken Windows XP installation. I was presented with a console and I thought that starting the GUI windows system would be as simple as issuing ...
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Given I have root on and Android system and can access the shell, am I still restricted in what programs I can run?

Obviously, Android runs applications in sandboxed mode for security reasons, but if I have root and shell access on an Android device, can I then treat it as a regular linux distro, and run any ...
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PDF Reader for Linux with Themes [closed]

Are there any pdf readers for Linux that support colors out of the box ? I need a PDF reader which can switch themes like VIM's :colorscheme functionality . Adobes Pdf Reader has Color option in ...
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Linux Mint performance issues in VirtualBox

I've recently installed Linux Mint 15 on VirtualBox on a Windows 8 host. Everything seems OK, but I have severe problems with performance of Firefox on it. Sites display with delay and the keyboard ...
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linux + squashfs-tools for red-hat 5.3

I want to install the squashfs-tools-4.0-5.el6.i686.rpm But I have the following dependencies ( after RPM installation ) please advice what the additional packages that I need to install on my linux ...
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Why do linux kernels include files for all devices?

The kernel for my device includes so many files for other devices and situations that my device cannot use. The kernel carries around the files for everything and is much bigger than just the files ...
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linux computer blocks window os computers from accessing local wifi

I have been a linux user for the past one year.And I have noticed that all the distributions I have used so far have this trend of managing to block wifi access to windows computers on specific ...
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Remapping an axis on a gamepad to a button on Ubuntu

I am trying to use an Xbox 360 MadCatz FightPad on Ubuntu 13.04. The main problem is that two of the buttons, corresponding to the left and right triggers on the Xbox controller, are registering as ...
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Cups line printer skip page after printing one line

I have a cups line printer (Epson 9 pin).Printing works fine but it skips the page after one print. I'm using echo "Hi" | lpr -P myprinter command to test. It prints the message,But when I again ...
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How can I port forward an LAN port to a WAN Ip with iptables?

Using iptables on my router (dd-wrt), I'd like to forward requests to the router on port 64738 from the LAN to an IP (192.168.10.14) on the WAN. This is the opposite of the norm (forwarding a request ...
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trying to install Astromenace on my linux mint 14 cinnamon pc

so i am following this tutorial as it is the only one i can find and any that i can find are the same as this one: http://linuxg.net/games-on-linux-how-to-install-astromenace-on-ubuntu-and-fedora/ ...
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trying to install Astromenace on my linux mint 14 cinnamon pc [duplicate]

so i am following this tutorial as it is the only one i can find and any that i can find are the same as this one: http://linuxg.net/games-on-linux-how-to-install-astromenace-on-ubuntu-and-fedora/ ...
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ssh -X: GLXBadRenderRequest

I just set up an ssh server on my netbook, running Linux Mint 15. I have a program called fluxus installed on my netbook, which is basically a graphical rendering of scheme/racket code. I ssh'ed into ...
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Computer wont finish booting after I install a third graphics card

I'm running xubuntu on this motherboard and three sapphire 7950 graphics cards. The computer boots and works fine when I have just two of them installed, but when I attach the third the computer stops ...
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Why does Linux get slow? [closed]

I've read on this page (http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/) benefits of a Linux system and it says that it doesn't get slow by time (in contrary to Windows), but mine does. Also, I've noticed that after ...
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Is it good idea to automount partitions on Linux?

I have three partitions: one ext4 for Linux and two ntfs partitions (one for Windows and the other for sharing data). I am really tired of mounting those separately. Is it good idea to edit fstab to ...
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Data recovery from USB stick

I accidentally formatted a USB stick using dd. I ran dd to copy an installation CD to a USB drive but chose the wrong device. Is there any way of recovering the data? The previous file system ...
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Connecting to internet with an old ADSL driver from Virtual Machine

I have an old ADSL modem and I have just its Win XP driver. But I want to connect to internet from linux. My idea is using a Win XP running on virtualbox in linux. I should pass the USB port control ...
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How to create a virus isolating environment to run children games

I have a Linux Centos 6 server in the garage without a monitor or keyboard, and it does not hold any sensitive information. My wife has a Windows 7 laptop which she surfs the Internet, checks emails, ...