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Building/Installing software with external dependencies on linux

This kind of thing tends to happen to me more than it should. Often when I am building the source of some program or even just installing a program that has external dependencies that aren't already ...
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Arch Linux installation error

I'm trying to install Arch Linux, and have successfully connected to the internet via wifi. I'm also able to ping servers, but when trying to install the base system from pacstrap /mnt base, I'm ...
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Compiling Shrew on Linux

I'm trying to build Shrew VPN, version 2.2.1 on Debian 7.1; however, I've run into a problem that I can't get by. README.TXT says I need to use cmake to build the Shrew client... The following ...
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iwconfig essid keeps resetting/clearing

When I try to set an ESSID to my network card it keeps resetting/clearing almost right away back to off/any. If I put: iwconfig <dev> essid <ssid> iwconfig in a script it always works. ...
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brother mfc-495cw cupsd issue on Ubunutu 13.10

I'm trying to install the Brother linux drivers for my MFC-495cw. I followed the directions at the brother linux download site. lpr and cupswrapper files are confirmed installed. I cannot print to ...
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Linux Bash Shell - File globbing specific range?

I have a bunch of files in a folder: spreadsheet700.xls spreadsheet800.xls spreadsheet850.xls spreadsheet1005.xls spreadsheet2400.xls how can I use file globbing to select files that numbers end in ...
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Apache2 + mod_fcgid + php stopped working after upgrade from Debian squeeze to wheezy

I've updated my server from Debian squeeze to Debian wheezy. On this server are several apache2 vhost which running php via mod_fcgid (I'm also using mod_suexec but this shouldn't be the problem). ...
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How to create destination directory structure dynamically when using mv with wildcards in bash?

I'm pretty new to BASH scripting and I'm looking for an elegant way to solve my task: In a given directory certain files regularly have to be sorted into subfolders. The name of the files has a fixed ...
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Change username without root access? (debian)

So, I have a little server colocated a few thousand miles away. I changed the username of my user account using vipw. However, I did not realize that the UID did not carry sudoers privilege. Now, I ...
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How to show KeePass2 tray icon in Xfce

I am running KeePass2 under Debian and Xfce (via mono), which basically works fine. I know there is KeePassX for Linux, but I would rather stick to KeePass2. The only bug (?) I have found so far is ...
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Sending screen to another monitor

In the movies they are able to put other peoples screen or content up on the big screen. Is there a way to do such activities in real world scenarios with an application? I would like to be able to ...
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How to mount nfs share using autofs

I shared /data directory using nfs This is the content of /etc/exports /data *(rw,sync) I started these two services service rpcbind restart service nfs restart This is my firewall ...
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How to enable lftp protocol logging?

We are trying to get lftp to log all its protocol commands (during the login). I see several verbose options in the man page but the all have to do with a specific command issued after logging in (...
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List contents of large tar archive quickly

I need to list the contents of a fairly large (gzipped) tar archive (about 37GiB). tar -ztvf archive takes forever. Is there some way to get this listing quickly? Possibly by only listing contents ...
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Ffmpeg : Audio/Video mixing but no sound

I'm trying to add an audio file to a video file generated from images with FFmpeg. The command i am using on a Debian distrib is this one ffmpeg -r 1 -i edit%0d.jpg outputName.mp4 -i Test.mp3 ...
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Where Konqueror keeps its bookmarks?

KDE/Konqueror, lots of bookmarks (mostly SSH/fish:// bookmarks, so those are actually useful). I have a backup script, but do not know how I can extract Konqueror bookmarks for backing them up?
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Linux Mint and Ubuntu ffmpeg don't do libx264 anymore?

seems Linux Mint 16 and Ubuntu current don't do libx264 with ffmpeg anymore. I have an old script from a few years ago that takes my recordings from Mythtv and converts them to the h264 format. --- ...
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permission denied in running script

I am running a script but there is an unusual warning: This is what happened in my console #whoami root #ls -l test.sh -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 1894 Feb 2 01:58 test.sh #./test.sh -bash: ./test.sh: ...
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DNS Not Updating on Ubuntu (Using VPN)

Yesterday I updated the DNS for an internet domain name. 24 hours later, despite all other services and computer routing to the new configuration. My Ubuntu install still sending me to the old DNS ...
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How mount remote folder on boot from virtualmachine guest onto host at boot?

On boot I want the following two things to happen in order: Start up a VirtualBox machine Mount a folder (only after the VB machine is booted) on that VB guest onto the local host machine (via sshfs)...
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Remote X Session and Different Window Manager

I'm using my HP TouchPad to connect to my Linux box via SSH/X Forwarding, and I'd like to be able to start CTWM when I connect instead of having to start it from the terminal every time (and to keep ...
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Creating a simple PPTP/L2TP VPN with Ethernet bridging

I'm looking into creating a very simple VPN on my home network using a Raspberry Pi. Such VPN is designed to allow me to send WOL (Wake on LAN) packets from a remote device and accessing Samba shares....
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How to implement FIFO functionality in RAID HDD

Can anyone please advice me on how to implement a FIFO functionality on a RAID 0 HDD. I want the old files to be over written after the space of the HDD is zero, so that the RAID acts like an infinite ...
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How to use /etc/alternatives effectively?

/etc/alternatives is intended to provide a facility to conveniently install and use multiple versions of a single software package (e.g. a compiler). Now /usr/bin/some-binary can be a symlink to /etc/...
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manage booting OS remotely in dual boot windows-linux

I have a cluster of systems(somewhat like Beowulf configuration). I have to install windows(XP x64 is preferable) and Linux(Debian or Ubuntu) as dual-boot system on each of 30 computer. Now I want to ...
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Why does my zsh prompt wander upwards when window is too narrow?

I have a weird behaviour that seems to be a combination of zsh and maybe urxvt (?) My setup is this: I start urxvt -e 'tmux' to get myself a terminal which launches zsh as the default shell. I then ...
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Why Remmina closes when we select “share folder”? Linux Mint 16 KDE

Why Remmina closes/crash when we select "share folder" in Linux Mint 16 KDE? Is there any solution to this problem?
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Set name of Konsole window

How can one set the name of a Konsole window in KDE? I know that we can change the names of the tabs, and the Konsole window title is preconfigured to use the name of the current tab, but this is not ...
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How to fix broken DV file using tools available for Ubuntu/Linux

I have a DV capture which for some reason is broken. By broken I mean that avconv/ffmpeg/avidemux won't open it, although totem and VLC will open it. I suppose there's something corrupt/wrong at the ...
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Can't Full Screen Slitaz in VirtualBox

I got and installed VirtualBox Guest Additions by running autorun.sh and then VBoxLinuxAdditions.run as root, but Slita still doesn't go full screen in Virtual Box running on Windows 7. The max ...
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When I try to create new account, configuration error or permission error occur

I am trying to create new account in Ubuntu: $ sudo adduser --force-badname "jenkins" Adding user `jenkins' ... Adding new group `jenkins' (1001) ... configuration error - unknown item '...
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two-key alternative to ctrl+shift+c

One of the biggest annoyances when working in a Linux terminal is that copy/paste shortcuts consist of 3 keys: Ctrl+Shift+c Especially in laptop keyboards with the Fn key on the lower left corner, ...
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Can't boot into Windows with Grub | Debian install

I have Windows 7 installed on a second harddrive, and I just installed Debian on my first hard drive. Sadly, the bootloader (grub2) is not picking up my existing Windows installation, and I can't ...
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Can't copy files with accents to Mac OS

I have server which is sharing files through SMB. Server is using Ext4 to store files. Today I tried to copy the following file from server to Mac OS: 1-10 Bizet_ Carmen - Habañera.wav First time ...
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Internet Connection frequently dropping on Ethernet

My internet connection is frequently dropping on Wired Lan (Ethernet) but the wireless works fine without any problem. It's not an issue of Internet Speed as Internet works fine in Windows. ifconfig ...
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No Permissions?

I am trying to edit /etc/gai.conf. I am able to get to it in my file folders, but I am not sure how to edit it through the terminal. When I open it, I can view it, but not make changes like I want. ...
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How to submit a external signal to my computer in a simple way?

I have an electrical wire that have two states: 1/0. `1' means there is current while `0' means there is no current. How can I put these two states into a file of my computer in a simple way? I know ...
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Install Linux error: Could not allocate requested partitions - not enough free space on disks

I'm using Windows 8.1, now for education purpose, I try to install Oracle Linux 6.5 as dual boot on my computer. At the Disk Partition section, I found that I cannot create a Partition, both with ...
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How to delete & deploy EAR archives in WinSCP?

I have a folder called XYZ.ear (folder icon) deployed in the server through WinScp. I want to delete this and also deploy a new ear file instead of the above folder. Is there any specific command ...
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Why does `hg diff -I filename` not show my file buried in a subdirectory?

Sometimes I make a few changes before remembering to commit. Sometimes they are unrelated. So I first hg stat to see which files I changed, and then I hg diff specific files if I don't remember ...
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How to format a compact flash disk with ext3 filesystem, when the device is apparently in use by the system?

I would like to format a 2 GB compact flash disk in the ext3 format under Linux (Ubuntu). To do so, I put the flsh card into the flash card reader checked dmesg to see the device is under /dev/sdb ...
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Automatically purge rotated backup without breaking rsync

How do I make sure locally deleted files have been rotated before deleting them on the server, whithout breaking incremental rsyncing? I usually rsync my files into /backup/active/ on my server, ...
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What is the impact of killing a process on the operating system (Windows and Linux)?

What is the impact of killing a process on the operating system (Windows and Linux)? I have a script that forks some executables and monitors their progress and kill those that exceed certain runtime ...
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Running mpd on Ubuntu

I installed mpd, mpc and ncpmcpp using apt get-install. I am unable to start mpd properly. (I have copied the entire config file at the bottom of the question.) r@r-HP-Mini-110:~$ sudo mpd listen: ...
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Terminator and Zsh: ctrl+D not closing session

I've been a Terminator and zsh user for a while with consistent profiles across several machines. However, on a freshly installed Linux Mint machine, for some reason Ctrl+D (EOT) isn't closing the ...
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8GB MicroSD as root Linux HDD with data on seperate 1TB drive

I currently have a home file server (CentOS 6.3 w/ Samba) that does some simple WWW (Nginx/PHP) right now. The data (shared files as well as WWW data) currently reside on a 1TB HDD and the kernel (...
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CPU Thermal Margin is very low

My computer is restarting unexpectedly for some days. First I though Its an os issue. I gone through all the sys log and didn't find any clue. Then gone through bios event log. Nothing was there too. ...
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How to create a modified Fedora ISO

My goal is to create a customized fedora 20 netinst iso image. I have done this with scientific linux numerous times in order do add a custom kickstart file to the image. But fedora seams to work ...
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Linux Messenger program to communicate with Windows 7/8 MSG.exe utility

I have found out that NetSend has been taken out of Windows 7/8 and replaced with Msg.exe. This is great and all, but if I want to send a message from Linux with smbclient to Windows without the ...
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How to export comments from a PDF file?

My supervisor usually requests me to deliver some kind of written reports. I write them in LaTeX, deliver them as PDF, and get them back with lots of comments. She uses Acrobat Professional to create ...