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Linux does not communicate to Windows subinterface

I set my NIC on Windows so that I have two interfaces: one (the first one) has IP 192.168.0.5 the other one has IP 10.10.10.1. On a Linux machine I set an interface to 10.10.10.2. On another Linux ...
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Install Java on Unbuntu server (Parallels Plesk)

I'm trying to install Java on my webserver (Unbuntu - Parallels Plesk). I logged in to the server with PuTTY and tried some commands like: sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre or sudo apt-get ...
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Rearrange content of a file

I'd like to rearrange the content of a file on a per line basis (see below), ideally without using Perl or Python (I'm not allowed to... Don't ask.) The input file contains unordered header lines and ...
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32 bit color in VirtualBox, cant install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu

My host OS is Windows 8, I would like to have Mint15/Ubuntu 13.04/Xubuntu 13.04 as guest. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0 in order to install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu. But I cant even boot LiveCD, here's the ...
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Sound stops after unplug the headphones in Fedora Linux

I've a Dell XPS M1530 with Fedora 17 installed. The problem has to do with sound; when I start the system is works fine, when I plug the headphones it also runs just fine, but when I unplug the ...
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tar: compress only the contents of a folder

I have to compress only the contents of the folder, not the folder with tar, there is any argument for that? I have search but I don't find anything. Example: mainfolder/ asd1 asd2 ...
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Bootable linux backups without DD

I'd like to backup the state of my system. It only runs Manjaro. What I've done in the past when I need to install something else on the machine temporarily is just to dd the whole drive to a file ...
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Windows backup to network share

I'm looking for an incremental backup service for Windows. I really liked Crashplan, and this is almost exactly what I'm looking for, but I need something that can backup to a samba share or ftp or ...
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What is the effect of using a # in front of a UNIX command?

My guess from the working of it is that it suppresses the output of the command
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How to set up partitions for 3 OS's

I currently run Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on my 500GB hard drive. I use grub2 to choose which one to boot to each time. The partition layout looks this: Linux: 100GB Linux Swap: 16GB Windows System ...
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User not in sudo list but can still use sudo

I am running Fedora 17. My user was created during the live cd install and has root/admin privileges. Hence, I use the sudo command to perform root actions. E.g sudo iftop I enter my password and ...
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Drag and drop makes selected item shift to the left?

I have quite a strange problem. When I select an icon and want to drag and drop it, it's being shifted to left for exactly the width of left monitor. I believe there is some problem with my ...
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What actually is “Cedar Trail drm driver in DKMS format”?

I know that it is somehow related to the video driver and hardware acceleration, but what exactly this driver is? It seems it is not the video driver itself. So, what actually it is and how exactly is ...
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Is the Windows kernel considered an “application”?

If it is true that all Windows files with the ".exe" file extension are considered "applications", is NTOSKRNL.exe, the Windows kernel, an "application", or is this an exception to the rule? What ...
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Unable to install Windows 7/8 on VirtualBox

I am running a Debian-based linux OS called CrunchBang. I am trying to install Windows 7 or 8 (doesn't matter) on VirtualBox. However when I get to the installation phase sometimes copying files doesn'...
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Unarchive file while reducing size of archive?

The dilemma: I have a 10GB archive and a 20GB harddrive. When I go to unzip / unarchive the file the harddrive fills up and the process fails. Question: On ubuntu server 12.04 / linux is there a way ...
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Where are logs of MySQL ? Fedora

Hello I just installed MySQL on my Fedora from Source, with cmake,make,make install etc. It's working, but where can I find logs of the server? I have looked into /var/log, but there is nothing with ...
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Not able to mount/install vmware tools

I'm using the vmware player 6. I installed Mint 15 Olivia (MATE 64bit), everything is fine...except that I cannot install vmware tools. When I start the vm and click im vmware menu: player/manage/...
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Redirect PROXY traffic to test box using IPTABLES

Marked this as answered. I'm going to pass on trying to get this to work. It was only for testing. I'm currently using a proxy server (squid) that's listening on port 8080. Users' browsers are ...
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Take screenshot on every keystroke

A while ago I saw a cool animation of an explanation to do something in Vim. I would like to be able to do that by taking a screenshot of the Vim window every time I press a key (automatically), does ...
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Linux SSD Performance with Luks / LVM

I've recently obtained a Samsung EVO 840 1TB SSD as a hard disk replacement for my laptop (Lenovo X220t, core-i5-2520m, 8GB RAM). So far, I'm not impressed with the resulting performance and request ...
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can not change file permission even with root

Below is my problem , i am using Amazon linux AMI and there is a directory(Tomcat's webapps). when i try to remove that directory that says permission denied. How So? [root@ip-10-62-71-179 ...
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Check if WebSphere server is up

Is it possible to check from Java code whether a Linux server (websphere) is up or not? I use the command below (from Java with Runtime.getRuntime().exec) in order to open SSH session to my Websphere ...
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Installing archlinux

Hello I am trying to install arch linux on a virtual machine. But when I import the iso and go through every step and get into the actual shell everything is ok but when I reboot the installation ...
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Which Linux Desktop Environments show a listing of favorite apps in the start menu, aka. similar to Windows? [closed]

currently I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon. Is there a way to show a listing of favorite apps in the menu of linux mint Cinnamon? Or if this is not possible, what other versions of Linux have this ...
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Launching Script/Executable from SFX archive on Linux

I want to create a SFX installer on linux. I got source for p7Zip from here and able to build it in linux. Now I want to create SFX style archive which will launch some script or executable upon ...
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Fedora 19 fails to start

I had updated fedora 17 to fedora 19 (kernel 3.10.11-200) on my laptop using fedup a ~2-3 weeks back. Everything was fine until yesterday night. All of a sudden while shutting down I got some ...
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DDoS attack on SMTP

I am not sure whether this is the right place to ask this. But now I am in a great difficult situation. Our server is undergoing SMTP DDoS attack. The mail service has been totally down. We have ...
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How to decide if a VPS server can handle the current traffic? [closed]

I recently moved my site from a shared hosting to a VPS. When it was in the shared hosting, actually nothing went wrong, but now, the VPS server became unresponsive 4 times in 2 weeks (and I need to ...
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Zsh crashes on specific tab completion (workon)

This is an annoying bug related to ZSH and python virtualenvwrapper. I couldn't find any clue on this anywhere on the web, so I am going to make a new post in SU! Symptoms Use ZSH, and python ...
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Sharing Windows 7 host os Internet connection with linux centos 6.5 guest os in vmware

I am trying to share the Host OS Internet connection with the guest operating system installed in VMWare workstation 9.0. The guest operating system is centos 6.5 linux installed with "expert text" ...
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Linux: Run command on a batch of files, with matching output files

A simple task: given a directory of files and a command that takes one file as input and produces one file as output, I want to process all the files in a directory at once and output them with ...
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unable to assign external static IP ( /etc/init.d/networking restart hangs )

I'm trying assign a static IP for my web server. I purchased a static IP from my isp, and the isp entered DNS, subnet, and static IP settings in my linksys Wireless-G broadband router. I was able to ...
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Unable to update libc6:armhf 2.13-38+rpi2

I'm trying to install PION package and I'm unable to do this on RaspberryPi: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo aptitude install libpion-dev The following NEW packages will be installed: libc-dev-bin{a} libc6-...
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No notification on a remote computer with notify-send

I can't send a notification with notify-send over ssh, even though I have no problem launching other GUI programs from the same ssh connection The command I use is: ssh -X user@remote "DISPLAY=:0.0 ...
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sudo: must be setuid root

I rented a server (ubuntu 12.04). They gave me a root user account. Next, I went in and created a new user using: # adduser <newusername> And added a password. The new user account works ...
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Allow HTTPD service to create folders and make changes in the files

I am running drupal on a host, the problem is it can not create directories or update files. I have tried to apply the 775 permissions to all the folders but still the problem is not solved. After ...
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Live resize of a GPT partition on Linux

On Linux I used to resize MBR partitions using fdisk, even on live filesystems, and then issue a resize2fs/pvresize/... (depending on fs type) to get the new space allocated. Lately I've been using ...
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Two SSDs,which are exactly same, but sequential write performance varied widely?

I bought two SSDs,which are exactly same, but sequential write performance varied widely? sdb is the first SSD, sdc is the second SSD, and partitions are same(both sd*1 and sd*2) and the sdb1's ...
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Why nothing happens after crontab?

After executing fllowing command cursor skips to new line and nothing happens user@machine:~$ sudo crontab Why?
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Unified inbox shows twice on Thunderbird

I'm using Thunderbird 24. If I show folders in Unified mode, my inbox folder shows up twice. If I choose the "All" folders mode, I see only one inbox. The issue started when I was using Ubuntu 12.04, ...
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Huge file input/output

My question is a bit general, but the application is very practical. I wonder, how does system (Linux in particular, but general mechanisms are interesting too) handles reading/writing of huge (larger ...
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Why I can kill a process with Sl STAT but not process with R+ STAT?

I am trying to figure out why I can stop a firefox (for example) process with STAT Sl, but not one with R+? I've got the following: # ps aux | grep firefox root 14671 0.0 0.1 63824 1196 ? ...
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Creating virtual network attached storage with VMware

I have recently began using VMware virtual machines to develop kernel modules for Linux. Currently, I am working on a module that requires a storage device attached over the network. I do not actually ...
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Take all files in dir and for each file do the same perl procedure

I have dir, where are multiple files. a1, bb2, ccc3 At the moment I manually do: perl myperscitpt.pl a1 a1.txt perl myperscitpt.pl bb2 bb2.txt perl myperscitpt.pl ccc3 ccc3.txt How could I do ...
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How to close firefox service from putty?

How can i close firefox service from putty?? I have tried using service command.. But i don't know the exact syntax.. I am getting following warning box Firefox is already running, but is not ...
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Squid over i2p, tor and localhost resources

i try to setup squid as a single top-level proxy, that give me access to i2p, tor(through privoxy) and some localhost resources. I`m using Gentoo and squid 3.2.13, if it is important. In this regard, ...
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User can't list directory even with correct permissions

I've been trying to enter a directory with a user named user which is in the group user. The directory is named the_forbidden_one and is owned by the user the_chosen_one and the group the_chosen_ones. ...
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Where to place an executable Perl script?

I'm now planning a solution that has to call a script that's running on a Linux \UNIX host. I'd prefer to place that script in a folder that exists in all kinds of Linux and UNIX. This helps me to ...
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iptables FORWARD rule

I'm running 3 virtual machines with Fedora 19. The machine B is set up with two networks adapters and provides que channel between machine A and machine C. The machine A IP is set to 192.168.1.1 and ...