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Laptop freezes upon booting Linux distributions from USB flash drive

I'm trying to boot a live distro on a VAIO YB35AL ultrabook. It doesn't have an optical drive, so I'm using a USB flash drive, and deploying the Linux ISOs to it using either unetbootin or Universal ...
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How do you search for tabs in the linux command less?

How do you search for tabs in the linux command less? I've tried /\t but that only seems to search for the character t.
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gparted crashed during a resize; what are my options?

I was in the process of resizing an NTFS partition on my 2TB data drive (increasing its size, moving it all the way to the beginning of the disk) when gparted unexpectedly terminated at perhaps 66% ...
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How can I make ssh connections under restrictive conditions?

I am demoing a product that will soon be sold, but during demos I have found that peoples internet is often more restrictive than I ever thought. In one particular area the internet provider does not ...
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Start a process on linux startup

I need to start a process when our linux/unix boxes (These boxes are used as build agents) are starting (ie: after a reboot). We use the following distros: debian 6 ubuntu 12.something FreeBSD ...
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Wine screws up Pulseaudio and USB audio card when already playing ALSA stream

My setup is a Thinkpad T420 with Creative X-Fi USB audio card. Everything usually works fine, I can play multiple streams and arbitrarily move streams from one audio card to another. One use case ...
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Linux For style command

In Windows DOS, I can use the for command to massively increase productivity and performs zillions of things at once. In PowerShell, its even better. On Linux, I struggle. How would I make a batch ...
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yum update to the specific version of package

I am using yum update command to update openssl on Linux machine. The command is # yum update openssl To update to to a specific version Say If I want to update this to the specific version like ...
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Simple webcam server [closed]

I am looking for a simple solution to turn a standard webcam on a Windows or Linux PC into a source for webcam images in a website hosted on another machine. Ideally it implements a minimal web ...
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How to configure a command to run on login, but only if through telnet

I want to run a command every time I log in to my Ubuntu box, but only if I'm connecting through telnet, not if I'm logging in at the console.
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Find out the HOST IP of a VM

I have the following setup: I have a linux host, running a brunch of windows virtual machines (VMware) and I log in to one of those VMs via logmein. I need to get a file from the HOST machine (the ...
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Putty renders backtick as a circumflex

When using Putty to connect to a Gentoo UTF-8 machine, backticks are represented as an "a circumflex": â Putty makes a quote into an "a circumflex". How to I prevent this from happening?
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Gnome terminal new tab behavior

I have an alias for cd command that does some additional logic before running actual cd (if you want the details, it activates virtualenv if it finds it in the directory). But when I open a new tab, ...
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How to convert ext3 partition to use encrypted file system without losing data?

My embedded Linux device have 2 partitions: small root partition containing OS big data partition which uses ext3 I want to encrypt the data partition by using an encrypted file system. I don't ...
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Is it possible to use yum to install a RPM file in Red Hat Linux?

Is it possible to use yum to install a RPM file in Red Hat Linux? Since I don't have the Internet access from this Linux I can not do wget and follow the process. So all that I have now is a rpm ...
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ubuntu: upgrading

i have some kind of problem with my system (it's a kvm vm with 2 gig ram and 50gig hd). when i try to install "linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae" using apt-get, i'm told that there's no space left on ...
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deleting ubuntu from the hard-disk when I have a triple boot

Currently I have a triple boot with windows7,fedora 16,Ubuntu 11 . As I power my laptop I see the boot loader of ubuntu (Grub) that lists three OS's. I need to delete Ubuntu from my hard-disk ? How ...
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Can I virtualize one Linux within another

I got a new laptop that has "secure boot" which seems to only allow my to install the latest versions of Linux. However, I have an older version of Linux with Gnome 2 on my desktop that I far prefer. ...
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Debian 6.0.6 Squeeze: Expand LVM to fill expanded virtual hard disk

I am running VMWare ESXi with multiple virtual machines. One of which is running Debian 6.0.6 Squeeze (x86_64) and had a thin provisioned hard disk of 16GB. This has now become full, so I expanded the ...
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Network communication slowdown after setting gateway on linux

We have two computers in local network, which need to communicate via TCP/IP. Communication is working regularly until we set up the gateway; TCP communication is much slower (takes 10-20 seconds for ...
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getting error “recompile with -fPIC”

After ./configure asterisk in CentOS I type make command but getting the following error /usr/bin/ld: /usr/local/lib/liblua.a(lapi.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `luaO_nilobject_' can not be used ...
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UnionFS a local Directory and NFS Directory

I'm looking to create a union between two directories, one a local directory on the machine and the other a NFS directory to a remote client. What I want to accomplish is any writes to the directory ...
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HOW: Ubuntu Linux in Bengali?

How to change my Ubuntu setup in Bengali language ? I want every menu, every text to be in Bengali. Once I had a very old version of Fedora which had this feature, but I can't find it in Ubuntu.
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KDE 4 has only 1 switch effect?

In the KDE 4 Desktop Effects dialog, I can see these switch effects: Box Switch Cover Switch Flip Switch But no matter which one I choose, when I press Alt+Tab, the switch effect is always the ...
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Edit AirPort Extreme settings Linux terminal

I'm using a raspberry pi as a sort of network login (ssh, VPN, nas access) for when I'm not at home. I have an AirPort Extreme router. Is there a way of changing the routers settings from the ...
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Show the key presses of shortcuts on Linux

I'm about to hold a course for learning Linux. I'd like the participants to see what keys and key combinations I press. Is there anything like Mouseposé for Linux?
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Protect from access lvm encrypted partition from windows

This is my first question here, so forgive me if it isn't appropriate or too noobish. I want to install Linux and Windows on my machine, but so that the linux partitions would be lvm encrypted and ...
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Tomcat installation is not working on fedora 15

I am trying to install tomcat on my machine(Linux Fedora 15). I have followed the below steps I have entered in to root and typed the following [root@user ~]# tomcat bash: tomcat: command not ...
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If environment settings are to be made persistent, where should I store them? [closed]

I want to make environment settings persistent. Where should I store them? I'm confused.
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Why do file copy operations in Linux get slower over time?

I have 12 ~200 MB files. Copying one of them to another drive takes 20 seconds. When I try to copy all of them at once, it first says it's going to take 5 minutes, then it keeps slowing down into the ...
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VirtualBox: Installing Guest Additions on Ubuntu 12.10 as guest OS

I use Windows 7 as host, and Ubuntu 12.10 Remix (Ubuntu with pure Gnome) as guest. Everything working ok. I installed VBoxAdditions in regular way - using corresponding command in VirtualBox VM ...
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How to enable 32-bit binary compatibility on Linux Mint 11 x64

I've recently installed x64 Linux Mint 11, basically Ubuntu Natty. Since the install I've found that 32-bit applications which used to run on my Ubuntu system are rejected by my Mint 11 system. When I ...
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How can I use sar to track processor and memory usage?

I'm running some load tests on a application hosted on one of my server and I wanted to track the processor and memory usage over a period of time e.g. 30 minutes. I've read that I can do this with ...
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Emacs refuses to save file: “File has changed on disk”. Really, emacs?

When I edit a file in Emacs on my Ubuntu Linux system and try to save, I sometimes see the message: File foo.txt has changed on disk. Really save? The weird thing is that I haven't changed it on ...
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Check file permissions for another user

Apache is complaining about not being able to access a file. Is there an easy way to find out what is blocking the access? I know that I can go through the process of knowing which groups the user ...
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Can we capture the incoming packets of a TPLink router? [duplicate]

I wonder if we can capture the incoming packets of a TPLink WR340+ router. We want to check all packets from some specific IP. Is it possible? Steve Peng More information: ...
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Usb Wifi key can't connect

I bought a Wifi USB key in order to connect my workstation to the wifi. It worked about week, and then, he tries to authenticate, but can't (I get prompted 3 times to enter the password (which is ...
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How to convert a wireless ADSL router/modem to just an access point and a modem and use an external Linux box as a router (internet gateway)

My home network setup is just a typical one. A "dump" box from Vodafone containing everything (ADSL modem/router + 4-port Ethernet switch + Wireless access point). Since I am kind of a techie, I ...
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Rsync to take the newest file. And a cron job?

I have a log file on two different servers. The servers are under a load balancer so half the traffic goes to one server, and half the traffic goes to the other server. I need to take the newest log ...
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pkg-config on cygwin will not find the gsl package

I am trying to use the Cygwin method for re-learning C using 21st Century C book by Ben Klemens. I've installed Cygwin and have been using apt-cyg to install the packages mentioned in the book. The ...
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How to make xscreensaver turn off the backlight only when explicitly locked

Is it possible to set up XScreensaver so that it would turn the LCD backlight off only when I lock the screen by hand? I thought it must be controlled by the "Quick Power-off in Blank Only Mode", but ...
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Grant root privileges only for one directory

What is the best way to grant sudo privileges to a user only for the /opt/myapp directory as if the user were root in CentOS? The idea is to allow developers to do whatever they want only on the ...
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two crons not running simultaniously? [duplicate]

MAILTO="" */10 * * * * /bin/bash /var/www/sym_monitor/sym_start.sh > /var/www/migrate/root_start.txt 2>&1 */10 * * * * /bin/bash /var/www/sym_monitor/stop.sh > ...
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What is using up this space in Linux?

Here's my output of df -h: [root@box root]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 1.8T 231G 1.5T 14% / /dev/sda3 ...
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How to tell trickled to restore bandwidth to 100%?

I've been reading up on trickled which can be used to throttle both upload and download bandwidth: # Throttle download and upload bandwidths to 100KB. trickled -d 100 -u 100 But none of the ...
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Command not executing inside shell script?

#!/bin/bash value=$(</var/www/sym_monitor/man.txt) if [ "$value" == "true" ]; then ps -ef|grep sym |grep -v grep |awk '{ print $2 }'|sudo xargs kill -9; (cd ...
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shell script not running the other script inside it [duplicate]

#!/bin/bash value=$(</var/www/sym_monitor/man.txt) if [ "$value" == "true" ]; then ps -ef|grep sym |grep -v grep |awk '{ print $2 }'|sudo xargs kill -9; cd /var/www/symmetric-ds-3.1.6/bin; ...
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SCP from one external server to another

I am trying to use SCP on my local server to copy a file from one remote server to another remote server (both remote servers use a custom port (xxxx) I am trying: scp -r -P xxxx ...
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find kernel config option in menuconfig

I've upgraded my gentoo-sources today to 3.3.8, and now I am looking at diff between old kernel's defconfig and old kernel's .config: there are about 20 changes. I want to apply this changes manually ...
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linux kernel mount filesystem from the encrypt partition when boot,how to?

my sd card have two partition,one is the boot,and another is the filesystem,now I use linux tool cryptsetup encrypt the filesystem partition,when boot on my board,the kernel can't mount the ...