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How can I mount a USB license dongle on a shared VM in VMware Workstation 9 for Linux?

I currently have VMware Workstation 9 for Linux installed on a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop machine. I'm using a Windows XP VM to run some software that requires a USB-based license dongle to run. When ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-bloc(8,2)

I am a spanish speaker so excuse me for my bad english. I am learning how to compile slackware kernel, so I have downloaded linux-3.2.7.tar.bz2 from http://www.kernel.org Conditions: Slackware ...
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Edit write-protected files by breaking hard links

A directory which I own and can write to contains hard links to files that I don't own and don't have write permission for. I want to open and edit these files in Emacs. When I save my changes, Emacs ...
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SSD runs faster on Windows as compared to Linux [closed]

Windows 7 seems to install, boot and run much smoother & faster than each the three linux distros I have recently tried (Ubuntu 12.04 unity, Linux mint 13 MATE, and Fedora 17 on gnome 3.4). Why am ...
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XTerm is killing last line's characters

I'm using cssh (aka clusterssh) to manage an experimental, peer-to-peer system, and I've observed a curious behaviour: the terminals seem to kill the last character that should appear on each line, ...
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How to convert a huge ASF audio file to OGG (or MP3) under Linux?

I have a huge ASF audio file, about 10 hours long. I want to convert it to MP3 or OGG. I use Linux. I tried to convert it to WAV first (using mplayer -ao pcm), but I got a message that this file is ...
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Mac Keyboard Command key remapping doesn't work in Terminal

I'm using a Mac keyboard on Linux Mint 13 - Mate. I want to be able to copy/paste/cut as I done on the Mac, but on Linux with this Mac keyboard. I tried the settings I've found mentioned in several ...
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Is it possible to mount a disk image, created with dd, to a directory on a mounted external usb hdd?

I have an image of my home (/dev/sda3) partition, which I've created using the "dd" command. dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/path/to/disk.img I've deleted the home partition via gparted in order to enlarge my ...
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Ping isn't acting accurate?

I've been trying to diagnose some latency issues with my internet connection. I've been lagging out of online video games and such, which of course could be their server's fault. So, I've been ...
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Detect video chapter breaks from black screen or no sound in video

I need to analyze the video and audio in an MKV or MP4 container for timestamps where the screen is blank and/or there's no audio. I'd like to use this to generate chapter files for some video ...
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Trying to launch old game using wine

I'm using wine 1.5.11 on Archlinux, and I try to launch this old game : http://www.cnetfrance.fr/telecharger/waterboy-11006056s.htm?download=1 The problem is that I always get a "Run-time error ...
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Kernel panic involving an unknown_bootoption maybe an underlying error that stall the processor

My server (home hosting) was working correctly until a weird kernel panic appear. It's an old computer (1 Go of memory only) and it's running on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I can login, but after a few minutes, ...
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Decoding a crypted file by openssl not working since change of OS (linux to windows)

I am working on a little script that crypts a file to be sent to one of our suppliers. The workflow is as follows: We created a key, which we asymetric crypt using the public key they have provided ...
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Log rotation with automatic *.log file discovery

I am hosting several websites which each of run their own Python process and write *.log output files, but the directory structure is not standardized. Example: -rw-r--r-- 1 plone plone ...
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Linux remap capslock to iso <>| key

Heres my .Xmodmap: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 66 = less greater less greater bar brokenbar bar brokenbar The greater an less signs are working but the pipe still does not want to. What am I ...
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VirtualBox Linux Mint Refuses to Save to Hard Disk

Every time I start up Linux Mint and add some files to the Desktop, they disappear when I shut down and restart the OS. I could just save the state of the machine every time, but that's a bit ...
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A tiered approach to cloning linux partitons

I'm looking at a strategy for cloning Linux (root) partitions without having to use a Live CD. Literature suggests rightly that the source and target partitions must be umounted to be able to get a ...
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How can I give a user in Fedora 14 the rights to write in a folder and all the sub-folders in it?

My program needs to write in /var/log as well as /usr/lib including all the sub-folders in these directories. How do I give permission for my program to do it?
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Without pam (Pluggable Authentication Modules) how linux system will behave?

Suppose if we create nologin file under /etc then only root can login, but if we comment on all pam_nologin.so line in every file under /etc/pam.d/ then other user also login. That means these ...
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connect to windows vpn (peap) from linux

Our admin just changed the vpn stuff to something different and I'd like to know how to connect to the windows vpn from a linux (debian testing) box. a certificate file (in p7b format, which I was ...
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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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groups permissions not working

I'm confused why is this not working? Admin group is having access on the /opt directory and I'm the member of that group and still I can not make a new directory there. vita@eldamar:/opt$ ll / total ...
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Linux route/IPtables with internal VM network

I am having some trouble figuring this all out. I have Windows 7 [10.10.30.1] ROUTER [eth0=192.168.4.134 eth1=10.10.30.254] Ubuntu [192.168.4.143] I can ping eth0 and eth1 from Win7, and also ...
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Remapping Logitech K520 Fn keys on Linux?

I recently bought a Logitech K520 keyboard & mouse. It's a nice keyboard, and, as usual these days, it has laptop-style Fn keys mapped as alternatives onto the F1-F12 keys. I don't really need ...
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How can I preform OCR from the command line?

I need to perform OCR on the a backend of a website on a Linux machine with printed text. I read the other related questions here, so I tried tesseract, wich is considered as one of the most accurate ...
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tar --remove-files behavior: delete after every file or after completion?

Pretty much in the title. I have a box with very little disk space left and lots of data. I want to add all of the files into a tar, deleting them as I go because there is clearly not enough space to ...
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Running nginx as the current user

On my linux PC, I'd like to run nginx as whatever user I'm logged into when I start it, and I'd like it to look for config files in the home directory of that user. Is there a way to install nginx to ...
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Native linux bootable thumb drive with first partition as fat32

I've been trying to do this for quite a while and I feel like I have exhausted my options on it. I want to make a flash drive partitioned similarly to this: Number Start (sector) End (sector) ...
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On Linux allow a file to be read/write but not deleted

Is there a way in Linux on a ext4 file system that I can make a file readable and writeable but not deletable? The directory that the file resides in still needs to be writeable by the owner of the ...
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FTP, SSH, VNC, ETC; All in One Environment?

I have a virtual private server, and I find myself constantly cycling through SSH tunnels in my Linux terminal to the server, then exiting to get to my current systems shell, then logging on to a FTP ...
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Two hard drives with windows and linux, windows won't boot

I recently installed fedora 17 to one of the hard drives in my computer. Before hand, I had windows 7 on my other hdd in the same computer. Now, when I try to boot the windows 7 hard drive, I get the ...
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Copy-paste from keepass2 to Midori or WebKitGTK in general, on Linux

Running keepass 2.18, which is Mono-based, on Xubuntu 12.04, I can't seem to copy-paste usernames or passwords from keepass2 to Midori. I can copy from keepass2 then paste into other applications ...
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Unable to Send Large Files Over XMODEM

I'm trying to send a file to a serial device using XMODEM from within a screen terminal. It works just fine with small (633 bytes) but fails when I try to send a larger file (3.3 kilobytes). This is ...
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Samba jobs disappear from Windows spooler

I searched for similar issues to no avail, yet I have multiple systems exhibiting the same bizarre behavior. Samba jobs printed to Windows printer shares arrive at the Windows workstation, but then ...
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How can I sync ftp server with my local computer via cronjob or other means

Right now I am operating on a webserver which gets files pushed to it every few hours while I am working. I have to check each file that I upload has a different timestamp than when I had started ...
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games opening at double resolution with 2 monitors

Whenever I open a game on my computer, It opens at a resolution of 3840x1080 aka the resolution of both of my monitors, combined. Now some games have good resolution controls, most do not. Is there ...
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How to view LuraWave images on Linux?

I have a number of images I compressed as LuraWave before I knew about advantages of open formats in general and Jpeg2000 or c44 in particular. What is the simplest way to view *.lwf images in Linux? ...
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Allow SSH Password Login on Local Network

I have a home server running Fedora 16 I'd like to be able to access remotely via SSH. For users with sudo access, they should only be allowed to connect from the WAN with a key, but I want to allow ...
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What is the best tool to perform an automated/unattended virtual guest os install?

I would like to be able to add (and remove) virtual machines from my Ubuntu (12.04) host OS using 'unattended guest os installation' method. What I mean here is to pass a command to the software via ...
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Replacing lower capacity disk for Drobo on Linux

Connecting Drobo Gen2 (4-slots) to a Red Hat Linux 6.2 box. Using drobo-util-0.6.2.2. Old disks are 1x 3TB, 2x 1TB, 1x 750GB. New disks inserted are 3x 3TB disks and 1x 1TB disk. When I run 'drobom ...
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How do I install a brother mfc5895cw printer filter for ubuntu 11.10 64 bit?

I have already installed the pinter ppd file from a brother download, the system recognizes my printer but when I try to print it says it cannot because a printer filter is missing
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openSUSE doesn't show some unicode characters

I installed openSUSE 12.1 yesterday and it doesn't show some unicode characters, like Kannada characters. I'm using KDE. What do?
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Is it possible to test rc0.d scripts without actually restarting the node?

Is it possible to test rc0.d scripts without actually restarting the node? I don't mean the text of the script but rather will it be called or not? I found out that the script needs to start with K to ...
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Screen keeps turning off and on

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) OS and I actually can't tell what has caused this weird thing to occur. Sometimes, the screen just turns off. Then it immediately turns on thinking it's in digital mode ...
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fail2ban console error message

I constantly receiving this message on my console (where I'm currently logged in). I was banned via fail2ban about week ago using 3 time wrong password on scp command. But now I can used it again. ...
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using screen with start-stop-daemon, sysv

I'm trying to run a program with an ncurse interface as a daemon using screen. I want to use start-stop-daemon to manage the process, but I'm having trouble creating a SysV init script. Variables: ...
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How to redirect a URL to a certain IP, as with /etc/hosts?

Someone on my shared server has messed with some setting such that gethostbyname('www.google.com') (PHP) gives me the IP for his website, rather than Google. I believe this can be done via the ...
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Slow graphics performance on Mobility Radeon HD 3400 (LUbuntu v12.10)

I'm having problems to make lUbuntu v12.04 (the same problems is also with Ubuntu) run smoothly on my Asus EEE box B204 (with Mobility Radeon HD 3400). Graphics performance is very bad. I tried to ...
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Is there an easy way to view SVN changes in the OpenOffice/LibreOffice document compare view?

I store documents in a subversion repository. I would like to be able to see either my local yet to be checked-in modifications, or else the differences between two particular revisions, using the ...
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Access multiple SSH-controllable boxes centrally

I have a few SSH boxes running on an ESXi Host, of which I would like to access from outside my normal home network. Rather than port forwarding and pointing to all sorts of different VM's, is there ...