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Unable to deleting damaged files on external drive as root

I have an encrypted, external hard drive that I use for backups. The backups are hardlinks to simulate incremental backups (using rsync). I am using Debian stable. Apparently some of the files are ...
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How to enable USB 2.0 in Virtualbox 4.0.10, option for enabling EHCI is missing

I'm using Virtualbox 4.0.10 under Debian stable with Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack 4.0.18r82821 to host an MS-Windows XP virtual machine for embedded software development. Unfortunately the VM ...
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Current software sources for damn small linux

I have installed damn small linux and i now want to install gearman on it.DSL has a single source enabled on the version of dsl i have installed and that is deb ...
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Is it possible to access BitLocker protected drives on other platforms?

Is it possible to access BitLocker encrypted external hard drives from other platforms, like Windows Mobile, Android, Surface, Linux, Mac OS X?
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Cannot start FileZilla from linux command line

I have installed filezilla on ubuntu, which I need to run from the command line. But when I try to run it showing eg. help or version I get: ~$ filezilla -h Error: Unable to initialize gtk, is ...
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How does my browser locate the nearest DNS root servers?

In DNS name resolution how do browsers determine the nearest DNS servers available among many DNS servers? I am aware that there are 13 root servers but how does my ISP's DNS server know which root ...
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linux logrotate how to set rules for all log files in an directory(including files in sub-directory)

For example, I want to set rules for all files under /home/example_user/public/ and all logs are actually located in different sub-directories like this: /home/example_user/public/siteA/access.log, ...
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How can I migrate all of my Linux settings (& home directory) to a new computer?

I have a Linux machine (Linux Mint, KDE), which I've been using for some time, but now I've got a new machine with an already existing Linux on it (Kubuntu) and I'd like to "relocate" my Linux system ...
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How to kill all processes with the same name?

I want to kill all processes with the same name that belong to a user, for example: $ps -u user_1 2345 myapp 2346 myapp 2347 myapp 2348 myapp2 2349 myapp I want to kill all "myapp" processes that ...
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old hard drive failing and cannot access files

I have an old external 750GB Western Digital hard drive which has quite a bit of important data on it. when I connect it to my computer, I am able to see the device recognized but once when I click on ...
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Optimal raid array on Centos 6

I have 4x2TB disks and I want to create a well-performing RAID5 array (server is HP N40L microserver with 8GB RAM, booting from a 64GB SSHD). The OS is Centos 6.3, x86_64. I created the raid array ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to go to the end of the file in vi?

I'm using putty to view a 30+MB file in vi on a Linux server, and I have to use PgDn to scroll to the bottom of the page. I realize I can use tail but I want to be able to move up and down the file ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 - Send an email when computer starts

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 desktop at home that runs 24/7. Recently, I've noticed that the machine occasionally restarts on its own (approx once per month). I would like to set this server up so that I ...
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How to change the resolution of the TTY on Arch Linux

I followed the Arch beginner's wiki to install on VMWare player (host is Windows 7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called the TTY to ...
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Managing a single site Linux web server

Using an Ubuntu cloud server for a single website, are there any drawbacks from just using the default /var/www folder and the default Apache configuration and getting on with it? Someone suggested ...
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libcurl3-gnutls, libp11-kit0 - Dependency error

When i do upgrade or install, im getting this error. srikanth@42:~/projects/raff$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] password for srikanth: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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HDD is preventing ubuntu from installing

I have recently attempted to install ubuntu on my laptop, replacing windows 7. The HDD was working fine with windows 7. On my first attempt to install ubuntu it kept giving me an error that was ...
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Windows 8 not showing up in GRUB menu

My computer is pretty new and has a UEFI setup. I have secure boot off, fast boot off, and am booting in Legacy mode. I got Fedora 17 to install and now it is set up and working correctly, however I ...
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pulseaudio: delay app's output by time amount

I have one app where the audio is ahead of the video, so I'd like to delay the audio for half a second. I'm currently redirecting the app's audio to a pulseaudio null module, and then using parec to ...
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Using 2 different graphics cards [closed]

I have an EVGA 9800GT on my PC and I'm running Arch Linux x64 with 2 monitors. I have a 9500GT sitting in the shelf. I found out that I could use the 9500 for physX, but I can also SLI them. Doing SLI ...
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How to set account and password in Linux for using a network printer

I am using both Linux Mint and Windows 7 on my laptop. I can use the network printer in my office area flawlessly in Windows 7, which seems to use the LPR protocol and requires my ID and password. ...
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Debian/Gnome stop auto-open of mounted volumes

Since upgrading from Debian stable to Debian testing, every time I issue a mount command from the terminal, the file manager opens a window to the mounted path, interfering with my scripts (volume is ...
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How do you find out a laptop screen panel manufacturer / model with Linux? (Samsung, LG, Chi Mei, etc)

How do you find out a laptop screen panel manufacturer / model with Linux? (Samsung, LG, Chi Mei, etc) + model number? I've tried using this command "lshw" in Ubuntu, but it doesn't seem to have ...
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linux rsync iphone photos on connection

I'd like to be able to automatically run a script that rsync's my iphone's photo directory to a computer directory in linux whenever I connect via usb. The rsync should be straightforward, assuming I ...
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Cant write to directory when not logged in as root

I am switching a site over to amazon ec2 and the pages that allow a user to upload a file to a directory arent working. When Im logged in as root via ssh I can 'touch' a new file to there but not when ...
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Escape the death of the OOM killer in Linux

Doing a bit of research I found it it is possible to tune or even make certain processes immune against the OOM killer by poking a value into /proc/pid/oom_adj I do of course need to find pid for my ...
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Change AeroFS folder location

I'm using AeroFS on a Linux/Windows dual-boot computer, and I need to find a way to change the location of the AeroFS folder so that it can be accessible from Windows as well as Ubuntu. Is there any ...
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Mounting local external hard drive on a remote machine

I have an external hard drive, which stores extremely large files. This is LOCAL and is connected to my laptop/desktop. I run many different programs on a REMOTE Linux server. I need to use some of ...
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How to reroute sound from one hardware output to another using software?

My notebook had some champagne spilt on it a long time ago. As a result of this disaster the internal speakers went silent and don't make any sound, so I was forced to use external speakers via ...
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Unable to connect to computer on local network although internet connection is working fine

I am having difficulty connecting wirelessly to my Linux computer with my Android mobile device. I have disabled the internal firewall of my computer and opened up access to it with port 80 on my ...
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How to delete Linux partition from computer?

I am running Windows Vista and Linux on my computer. I want to delete Linux. I know how to get this far: Log into Windows Vista right-click on My Computer Click Manage Choose Disk Management listed ...
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Connect to samba server remotely

I have a Samba server say at "abstergo.m12.in" I'm fairly new to Samba as I usually use SFTP for file transfers but I wanted something more Windows Native. I used the samba config from ...
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what is diff bentween xargs with braces and without in linux

I want to know what is the difference between this ls | xargs rm ls | xargs -i{} rm {} Both are working for me
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Turn off write cache on all USB External Drives (Debian / Ubuntu / Linux)

How do you turn off write cache permanently for external USB drives in Linux (I'm using Ubuntu)? I've tried: Command line method : hdparm -W0 /dev/sdb <---- that works but only for the current ...
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How to make Windows XP USB flash install media under Linux? [duplicate]

I have: ISO image of Windows XP install media 4 GB USB flash drive no CD/DVD drive Linux (Linux Mint 14) installed Note: WinToFlash is for Windows OS. UNetBootIn doesn't work unless you've ...
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What Unix-like filesystem can easily and safely be mounted on both the Mac and Linux?

For a USB drive I'm looking for a file system (and/or fs creation options) that can be mounted without third-party drivers on both a current OS X (>= 10.7.x) and a recent Linux kernel (say stock ...
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directory in /proc/sys/net/ipv4/config have no hard links?

Why the directories inside /proc/sys/net/ipv4/config have no hard links? ls -l /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf total 0 dr-xr-xr-x 0 root root 0 Dec 31 08:27 all dr-xr-xr-x 0 root root 0 Dec 31 08:27 default ...
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How to redirect output and exit on command failure?

This is how I log both stdout and stderr in my scripts (usually cronjobs): #!/bin/bash mylog() { echo "[`date '+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'`] $1" } ( mylog 'start' some-command || mylog 'error' ...
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Installing linux onto late 2008 Macbook Pro and getting corrupted screen

This is a somewhat general issue that I've been running into while trying to install Linux onto my late 2008 Macbook Pro. I've tried the following distros: Linux Mint 10 Linux Mint 14 Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Double authenitcation needed with mounting a Nas In Linux Mint

I use the command and am prompted twice: sudo mount //192.168.0.12/volume_1 /mnt/stableNas/ [sudo] password for {myUserName}: Password: I use the same password This works great, but I am ...
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aufs module not listed in lsmod

I compiled my kernel(3.0.0+) from source with aufs support and aufs is currently working on my server. Why aufs module doesn't listed in lsmod? lsmod | grep aufs shows nothing.
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Get tomcat to start context(s) immediately

How would I get Tomcat to start/init a context immediately when the service starts? Currently the context is only loaded and initialized on the first page view. Is this something that has to be done ...
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Is there a program like Ubuntu's “System Testing” tool for other Linux distros?

Ubuntu has a program called "System Testing" which prompts the user to test various elements of their system (sound through headphones, sound through system speakers, network connectivity, available ...
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Network conf - ever time must set ifconfig

I need to autoconfigure network. Network Manager is removed because I need lightweight system. After system starts networks doesn't work. #service networking status networking stop/waiting #service ...
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Mint LXDE autostart doen't work

I need to autostart skype. /etc/xdg/autostart/skype.desktop - not working /etc/xdg/lxsession/Mint-LXDE/autostart + line @skype - start skype twice /etc/rc.local + line skype - not working Any ideas? ...
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linux shell wc -c count characters +1

I used the command wc -c to count the number of characters but it gives me a wrong number, number of characters plus one as an example: echo "k" | wc -c it gives me 2 characters so why not 1?
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How to create a local backup?

I have a linux (Ubuntu 12.04) web server and I want to create a cronjob to generate a differential backup, locally (in the same machine). Is that possible? With differential I mean that the first ...
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Can you run “fsck.ext2 -fycc /dev/mapper/truecrypt1” on an unmounted Truecrypt device?

Can you run "fsck.ext2 -fycc /dev/mapper/truecrypt1" on an unmounted Truecrypt device? The "extra c" in the -fycc causes it to do a supposedly "non destructive" read-write (Similar to what ...
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If I buy a computer with Windows 8 and Secure Boot, will I still be able to install Linux?

I've heard a lot about how Microsoft is implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 8. Apparently it prevents "unauthorized" bootloaders from running on the computer, to prevent malware. There's a ...
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Azure VM (OpenLogic CentOS 6.3): no kernel-headers

I have set up a VM on Windows Azure (Openlogic CentOS 6.3 - of one predefined images). The problem is I see no kernel-headers package and it can't be installed (yum doesn't fine it). Thus, anything ...