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How can I make sure that my two USB disks are mounted at startup?

When I start my ubuntu server, my two USB hard disks are typically not automatically mounted. However, if I unplug the disks and and plug them back in, they're detected and mounted. How can I ensure ...
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TFTP where did my file go?

I got a TFTP server working on my windows 7 machine, and attempted to send a text file over to my uCLinux board. C:\Users\me>Tftp localhost PUT p4tickets.txt 192.168.254.1 Transfer successful: 63 ...
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vim exit after inactivity

I have a bad habit of leaving a vim session running in one of many, many consoles I have open. Then at some later point, I'll want to edit that file and get the familiar complaint about it being ...
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Is there some way Linux editors can tell the programming language without the file extension?

I am editing some scripts on Linux without the languages file extensions, and it seems that the editors, namely vi, nano and gedit are not applying syntax highlighting because the filenames don't use ...
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Sending a file to uCLinux

I have a board running uClinux, and I need to send a file to it, but I'm not sure how... I have a RS232 port, and Ethernet port with an IP address at my disposal, I can telnet to the board, but ...
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Do the psaserv and psacln groups have particular meanings?

I'm not well versed in server admin stuff, but I notice the user groups psaserv and psacli psacln come up all the time on different systems. I assume these group names are commonly used for a ...
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Does rm work alphabetically?

I had many files in a folder in which I accidentally ran rm * before interrupting. It looks like files starting with a, b, and c are gone, but I am not sure, as I didn't know the name of all the ...
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How can I always force a reload for some url?

Is it possible, and if so how do I achieve it, that Firefox automatically force-reloads (no cache) some urls/domains? For example, say I never want to load google.com from cache. Can I set it so that ...
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How to find what is written to filesystem under linux

How can i find out what processes write to a specific disc over time? In my particular case I got a little homeserver running 24/7 and I included a script in the crontab to shutdown all drives that ...
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How can I map the left and right shift key individually?

First off, excuse my ignorance of X and XKB; I've been trying to hack together a solution in the hope of being able to achieve what I want without requiring a detailed grasp of it. I'm trying to ...
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fail to reload module res_odbc.so in asterisk server

I configure my /etc/asterisk/modules.conf file with following code: [modules] autoload=yes preload => res_odbc.so preload => res_config_odbc.so After that, i went back the CLI console to ...
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Make GRUB2 work installing Linux over OEM Win7

I bought an Acer laptop with Win7, and installed Linux Xubuntu as second OS. It says the GRUB was installed as well, but at the boot it keeps loading only windows. No grub screen at all. What to do? ...
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Update screensaver theme using gconftool-2

How can i update the screensaver theme? I am using: $sudo gconftool-2 -t --list-type string --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes [screensavers-xyz] But it doesn't seem to work. I get an error ...
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Repair GRUB bootloader for multiboot system

I have two hard disks – one a 1TB and the other a 250 GB. I installed the OSes in the following order: Windows 7 on the first hard disk (1 TB) After that Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition (/dev/sdb7) on ...
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How to check if protocol 41 (6to4) is filtered by ISP without changing the network configuration?

Obvious way (just setting up 6to4 tunnel and pinging) fails because ip command seems to be read-only on my VPS: can't change any networking-related settings. So I try using raw sockets: ...
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How do I set an alias for a search command that takes two arguments

I have a shell command which find files that contain 2 strings together: $ grep -rl JFL . 2>/de/null | while read n; do grep -l 20120907 "$n"; done The strings above are JFL and 20120907 Now I ...
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Cron jobs are running but there is nothing in crontab? Have I been hacked?

I have a server that's been running for years now and there are no cron jobs set up. I have not logged in or changed anything in months. Suddenly I started receiving emails that look like this, about ...
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Will increasing number of rules in iptables slow down my internet

How much impact will the rules have on speed, if we are using match to queue the packets.
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How can I install Native Instrument Machine drivers in a Windows 7 VM?

I just recentlty installed Arch Linux on my home computer. I have a lot of audio software and equipment that I wanted to use, so was trying to set it all up so I could still use it. However,I was ...
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swap rule 1.5 *memory= swap still valid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why should the size of the swap partition be double of the RAM size? Does the rule of 1.5 *memory= swap still apply in these days where systems can have32 GB of memory. ...
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Where do I install an application to make it accessible to all users (including root)?

I have Debian GNU Linux x64 Wheezy and I'm about to re-install Mathematica. Most of my work will be done as user 'fred' but there is one project that needs 'root'. Where can I install it so I can ...
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Why does Windows lock when editing an open file, when Linux doesn't?

If I'm writing a LaTeX file in linux I can recompile and the changes just 'appear' on the open PDF. If I use a bash script to edit a .txt file, I get the option reload it. Not so in windows, which ...
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How to remove all files starting with a certain string in Linux

I need to find all files starting with the name NAME in a directory tree and remove all these files using one shell command.
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internet connection gone after $ iptables -F INPUT

I have a PC with two Ethernet cards, and I was trying to configure my eth1, but when I typed $ iptables -F INPUT, the internet was gone on eth0. Does anyone has any idea how to get my internet ...
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Configure environment after running su without hyphen

How would you go about setting up the correct environment variables and any other settings that should be set when using the su - username command, but without the hyphen? i.e. If I use su - ...
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Will blocks diagnosed as bad by Linux badblocks command be marked as “bad” in Windows?

I have used badblocks to check for bad blocks, then formatted the disk using the badblocks output through mkdosfs I just want to ask does this make these sectors bad and does Windows 7 just not use ...
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Match multiple strings in iptables

I have 2 strings, and i wish to queue the packet if it contains both the strings ( something like ("jsh"&&"gjhyg")), i tried following ways, but they don't seem to work: sudo iptables -A ...
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Booting Linux from external HDD, with persistence

I am trying to install Linux, specifically Lubuntu or BackTrack 5 on an external HDD (Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex) but I have had no luck using YUMI, or UNetbootin to get it working. I do not have a CD ...
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Fedora 17 installation error: “ext4 file system check failure on /dev/sda3”

I am installing Fedora 17, and after creating the hard disk partitions, the installation wizard is throwing an error: ext4 file system check failure on /dev/sda3 Again and again, this same error ...
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How to redirect local connection to my things in IPv6 on linux?

With IPv4 I can make some program connect to my service instead of where it wants using REDIRECT and DNAT targets in OUTPUT chain in iptables (sometimes combined with -m owner) In IPv6 hovewer I ...
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source command in Linux

My question is: why if I run some file with name aliases for example with content such as: alias lsa="ls -a" directly: $ ./aliases it don't create the alias (may be only in script context). ...
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Convert SVG that has an Arabic text to png (or any raster)

I have an SVG file which has Arabic texts. When I tried to convert it to a raster format Arabic text became unicode signs. Latin letters are allright. I tried imageMagick and rsvg-convert. Both are ...
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Unable to boot Linux from VMware workstation — old/original server died, using cloned logical drive from RAID on single 80GB IDE physical disk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPxrZSe1mKw Long ago, in a galaxy far far away, I managed to hookup an 80GB IDE to a very old machine containing a 4-drive SCSI bay in a RAID5 for a total of 24GB ...
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Cant see my wireless internal card on BackTrack 5

I have BackTrack 5 R3 installed on VMware and its on bridged connection so it gets its own ip on my network and it works I get internet connection but there is no ethernet cable connected yet somehow ...
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My bash script does not find an existing file

I realized a bash script that works on an existing text file located into the same working directory of the script. The script take name of the file to compute through a function parameter. The issue ...
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How to only obtain information from DHCP server without applying it on Linux [duplicate]

If I do dhclient eth1, it obtains the information (IP address, router, DNS, etc.) and applies it to routing table, /etc/resolv.conf and so on. How to only get and print the information from DHCP ...
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Show HTML on desktop like conky on linux

I'm migrating to org-mode and trying to replace desktop calendars (Rainlendar) with org-agenda outputs. Conky is my first choice, but after all it is not easily written to show such things like the ...
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How to configure IPv6 routing from other computers to Teredo client in Linux

My computer (also router) uses Teredo to access and be visible on IPv6. How to assign neighbor IPv6 addresses to other computers for them to be able to be routed to Teredo using the router? What ...
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`:Zone.Identifier` files keep on appearing in Windows XP virtual machine

I have a Windows XP Home Edition guest and a Linux Mint 13 host. I use VirtualBox and the ~/Public directory is shared with the guest. It sometimes happens that I use IE on the guest system to ...
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yum update fails

i have RHEL 6.3 [root@RHEL6 yum.repos.d]# uname -a Linux RHEL6.3-64-BuildMac 2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jun 13 18:24:36 EDT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My /etc/yum.conf looks like ...
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User interface navigable via game controller [closed]

I am not sure if this is the most apt place to ask this question, but I looked through all the sites so here goes. I am repurposing an old desktop as a media center PC using Ubuntu(for the time ...
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how to share Linux user passwords and Samba passwords

I have set up a Linux system with its own user account administration. It is not part of any domain (other than DNS). Now I want to allow its users to mount their home directories on a Windows system. ...
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Wifi and eth behavior

I have a wireless router 150M Wireless Lite N Router Model No. TL-WR740N / TL-WR740ND. Normally, when I'm connected to the local network using eth0 I can ping other machines by issuing ping name. When ...
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How is /dev/zero created and how can I make variants like /dev/one?

I read the mknod man page, which is (as far as I can tell) what you would use to make a character device like /dev/zero, but I don't see how you would get it to yield an infinite stream of zero bits ...
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Udev rule is not working

I use Gentoo. I write a udev rule. localhost biergaizi # cat /etc/udev/rules.d/91-change-schduler.rules #SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", KERNEL=="sd??", ACTION=="add", RUN+="echo deadline > ...
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Linux\unix: best console email client [closed]

On my laptop I try to create an environment that will be kept to a minimum of the mouse usage. I use awesome wm and firefox+vimperator. Unfortunately, in the case of email, I have not yet worked out ...
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Unable to connect to 127.0.0.1

I have a new Ubuntu install where I am not able to connect to localhost or 127.0.0.1 or using my computer name. telnet localhost [tried all/no port numbers] returns telnet: Unable to connect to ...
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Linux Mint 13 64bit Cinnamon and Oracle Virtualbox: 3d acceleration crash

I've recently got an interest in Linux. After some research, it looks like Linux Mint 13 cinnamon is hot and I thought I'd try it out... I'm running Windows 7 64bit and have experience with Oracle ...
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SELinux issues when adding rules

On my laptop I use Fedora 17 distro for the first time and I'm having some issues adding rules to semodule An example: # grep httpd /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol # semodule -i ...
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What does the lpr -h command exactly mean from linux?

I am new at Linux and in my school they asked me to give an example of this command lpr -h I already know that lpr its for printing and that the option -h disables banner printing. What banner? As ...