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How can I make/receive phone calls with a modem on Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I receive phone calls on a Linux server and script stuff depending on the numbers pressed? This is related to my previous question (How can I receive phone calls ...
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How to browse through directories in a tree like structure in linux terminal?

Is there a program to browse through directories in a tree like structure in the linux terminal? Example: Suppose I was at /home/username/mysite and typed command_I_am_looking_for then I would get: ...
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Buffersize when using x-terminal-emulator

Does anyone know how to configure the x-terminal-emulator so that I can increase the buffer/scroll back size of the window in ubuntu ? Thanks,
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Archlinux/atheros WLAN configuration troubles

I'm trying to config archlinux to use my wireless network adapter. It's quite troublesome. From what I've gathered, it's an atheros network adapter, using the ath5k driver/module... I can't get it to ...
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How to copy files from a usb pen drive to my linux box?

Here I wanted to ask that how to copy files from my usb pen drive to my linux box if my system is entirely in CLI text based with no graphical interface? I have some Linux packages to install. I ...
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New files in /var/www have the wrong permissions

My web root, /var/www, is owned by my personal user on the system, however I have also set up an FTP user with /var/www as its home directory. If I put new files in /var/www via SSH logged in as ...
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Where are cookies are stored in Iceweasel on Linux?

My question is similar to Where are cookies of Firefox stored in windows? but, I am using Iceweasel (on Linux) which, supposedly, is almost the same as Firefox. Where are the cookies stored, how ...
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How to add a command in /etc/rc.local file?

I installed Fedora in Virtual Box with host windows xp. I want to share file between host and guest. Someone suggest me to run the command in fedora #sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 F_DRIVE ...
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Roll back git master repository and branch commits from rollback point

I have a Git repository set up. This repository has almost 700 commits, but all of them is in the master branch. I would like to take an approach in which I roll back this master branch (this rollback ...
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zgrep not working on the AIX platform

zgrep does not work in AIX and gives the following error ap61cp01> zgrep 9 ap_balance_bucket9_20120718.txt.gz gzip: ap_balance_bucket9_20120718.txt.gz: Permission denied Please let me know the ...
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Uefi Grub booting to Windows XP hangs at black screen

I had a working system that booted xp and linux just fine from grub2. I changed systemboards to one that has uefi and now xp hangs unless i use f11 and boot directly to the drive with xp in the mbr ...
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Getting Started in SuSE as an Ubuntu User

I am not a Linux newbie, but haven't touched SuSE in a very very long time (last time I tried it, it was SuSE 7!). Finally now I felt like giving it a try, and many things seem strange or ...
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Boot iso images from bootable USB

I'm trying to figure out an universal solution to have a multi-boot usb memory stick. I have some ISO images like: knoppix, debian, ubuntu, etc. Is there any way to do the following procedure: List ...
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Putty SCP known_hosts file or StrictHostKeyChecking=no

I need to be able to use a .known_hosts file or just disable checking, preferably the first option. I would be open to other ideas/software too, but hopefully someone can tell me how to do this with ...
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How to install ant 1.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 properly

I have attempted to install ant 1.8 on a Ubuntu 11.04 box using these instructions: http://www.thegeekwork.com/how-to-install-ant-1-8-2-using-ppa-on-ubuntu/ And when I list what it has installed, I ...
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Disable “longhaul” kernel module with a GRUB command?

I've got a problem with a VIA C3 (1GHz)-system: the system freezes immediately when the CPU frequency goes under 731MHz because of an incompatibility with the (not completely implemented) i686 ...
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Make a live USB of your installed ubuntu

I wonder that whether there is a way of making my own installed ubuntu a live USB. The reason in fact is that I want to make my ubuntu to be used by anybody. After this guy used my ubuntu I do not ...
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How to connect via specific network interface?

I'm trying to connect a Raspberry Pi to the Internet via a 3G modem. I'm ssh'ing into it via ethernet (eth0), I have the 3G connection up and running (ppp0). How can I connect to all external ...
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Is it perfectly safe to install grub bootloader on regular partition?

One of the methods to do dual booting Windows with Linux OS is by installing grub boot loader onto Linux partition so you can retain Windows boot loader and let Windows handles the dual booting ...
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Get Linux to share bandwidth evenly across network connections

This is similar to How can I prioritise network bandwidth on a per application basis?, but does not require control over priorities. I am working on an Ubuntu 11.04 laptop connected to a rather slow ...
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Include gid in home directory map with nslcd

I need to specify a different path to home directories on a particular server than different from LDAP one. I know ho to change using map in /etc/nslcd.conf: map passwd homeDirectory ...
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Varnish “FetchError no backend connection” error [closed]

Varnishlog: 0 CLI - Rd ping 0 CLI - Wr 200 19 PONG 1340829925 1.0 12 SessionOpen c 79.124.74.11 3063 :80 12 SessionClose c EOF 12 StatSess c 79.124.74.11 3063 ...
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How to execute home directory shell script file in php

How to execute /home/scripts/test.sh file in php Previously i have placed 'test.sh' file in the /usr/bin and calling in my php file like this exec('test.sh ' . escapeshellarg($testString)); But ...
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Ctrl + Shift + C only triggers language switch

How do I get Linux (preferably, without binding to wm) to wait until all keys in the combination are released before applying it? In my case, it is impossible to Copy/Paste text from/into terminal ...
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Automatic wake up from “sleep” of kubuntu after ssh connection attempt

Is there a way to set Kubuntu up so that it wakes up automatically from sleep mode upon ssh connection attempt? I know there is something like WoL, but that's not what I need (am I right?).
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Linux Iptables Routing

I need help with a problem. My setup is: CentOS (Router) eth1 18.0.168.1 255.255.248.0 eth2 145.165.34.1 255.255.254.0 Windows Server 2008 18.0.168.2 My problem is from the Windows machine, I ...
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Skype not working in CentOS 6.2

I tried to install Skype on CentOS 6.2. I downloaded Skype's rpm package from here and tried this command to install – but it's giving an error like this: [root@localhost Downloads]# rpm -ivh ...
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My KDE very slow in certain operations

I have a problem with my Linux installation. It seems that the KDE code that deals with directory windows is extremely slow (on both Dolphin and Konqueror). This happens both when I click on a ...
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How to mount filesystem at boot when filesystem exist

I have Linux mint 13 maya installed on USB Pendrive (my portable linux). I run it on different computers. Is there a way to set the fstab to auto mount the hard drive from X computer at boot? So far ...
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netcat and tee redirection via a bash script

Quick question that has been haunting me all day.. I have a bash script that includes this line: nc -l 8044 | tee nc-output & The output from netcat is never being written to nc-output. If I ...
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Changing IP settings via ssh in Ubuntu. What should be done?

I've hear mixed things about how to handle setting IP parameters in Ubuntu. There's several sources that say if a GUI is installed like KDE or Gnome, that you should only use the network manager to ...
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Centos 6.2 Minimal - DNS not resolving

I can ping domains (ping google.co.uk) and this works OK. However, if I do curl "http://google.co.uk" it hangs for a while and comes back with a failed message. I also get a similar message with "yum ...
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How do I copy only subdirectories but exclude other files in Linux?

Here is my directory structure: /home/folders/test (some directories) and files test.xml test1.xml test.js images (directory) /home/folders/test/images/( some directories ) and files I have to ...
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Development environment for Linux wireless using sparse [closed]

I am used to Eclipse and Visual studio for development for Java and C#. I am looking forward to modify and compile some files in C in the Linux Wireless subsystem. The site recommends using Sparse but ...
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User belongs to different groups when logging in via control alt F1 than via ssh or su, including su -

Made a guest account for a friend to access my machine and restricted him to a very small set of permissions. That seems to work as expected using ssh, when running id and groupsthe correct groups are ...
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Centos 5, can't restart apache server

I am using Centos 5 to run linux server. I restart the Apache server with this command service httpd restart Usually, it works fine. It didn't work at this time and showed me this error. yum ...
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How to reformat a MacOS X drive for external storage using Linux tools?

I have an old Mac OS X drive that I would like to reuse as external storage. I'm trying to reformat the drive to allow me to do this using Linux parted. I've been successful removing all the old ...
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How to clear orphaned watch descriptors of inotify

After creating a file descriptor by calling inotify_init() I add thousands of watches to the inotify instance(hope it is right to call that so). My questions is if my program crashes what happens to ...
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IPv6 local address in hosts file

I have set up a local domain on my Apache server. Then I added the following line in my /etc/hosts file ::1 exampledomain.local After I trying to navigate to it, (I tried ...
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Slow solid state drive on laptop running Linux

I installed a solid state drive on my laptop, but I don't get the blazing speeds which people write about. My system: Laptop: Acer Aspire 7552G-6061 Solid state drive: Crucial 256GB M4 CT256M4SSD2 ...
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Run a script on new email

What's the best option to trigger a script every time I receive a new email? I'm using pine on linux. I want to feed the email to my script and do some processing. I don't have root rights on the ...
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How can I load Windows 7 after I installed Mint 12 KDE?

I have Windows 7 installed. I attempted to install Mint side by side. Though, when I choose Windows from the Grub loader(knowing that Windows needs MBR) nothing happens. What is the best way to ...
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Bad chars in gnome-terminal vim

I'm using Fedora 17 with gnome-shell. I've installed Ubuntu fonts, and I'm running vim inside the gnome-terminal. Quote often, I get the following problem: What could be the problem? The problem ...
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Regex to join fields in a CSV

I have a CSV with over 2 million records in it with the following format. path;name;extension;size;date;user /foo/;difacs;cgi;3,795;18-07-2011;Unix User\pads ...
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What is the difference between new and extra packages when running the command apt-get install in Linux?

When I attempt to install a particular package I get the following output. I had a read of http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-pkg_basics.en.html#s-depends however it is not clear whether ...
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Using the link command to keep backups on another drive

I have a folder that contains a not so large amount of space called /data/backup. I have been told that if I link that folder (/data/backup) to an even bigger folder area like /bigdata/backup for ...
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Why does my MAC address reset after reconnecting?

I use Ubuntu 12. I'm changing my MAC address with ifconfig wlan0 hw ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx, which works. However when I restart my connection, my computer resets the MAC address to my original MAC ...
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In Linux, is it possible to get a listing of drives' disk space usage that also shows volume labels?

I know about df, of course, but df does not output volume labels. I have 5 USB hard drives plugged into my NAS box, and would love to know which is which. Current df output: Filesystem ...
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How does cpu speed stepping effect the cpu usage percentages reported in (for example) htop?

How does cpu speed stepping effect the cpu usage percentages reported in (for example) htop? How about the normal top? So, if my cpu is stepped down to 800mhz with a full speed of 2ghz, does 5% used ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD/LiveUSB Default Login Credentials

I've just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04, created a USB startup drive, and booted. What is the default username and password for the live USB. Thanks.