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SSH into Linux box from EC2

I can't seem to ssh from my ubuntu EC2 server into my work linux box. From my work linux box, I can ssh into myself via ssh -p <my listening ssh port> <user>@<my ip> The same ...
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LMDE with gnome 3 - Change automount options

I've got GNOME 3 on an LMDE machine and I need to change the automount options to mount without the noexec attribute for an NTFS partition. Does anyone know where I could find such configurations and ...
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How To change Grub Boot Setting

I got Fedora 18 and Windows 7 installed on the same machine, and I want to change Default boot time from 3sec to 7sec also and the default start-up systems windows 7. I have used this commande : ...
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Can't assign a keyboard shortcut to a certain bash commands using xfce-keyboard-settings in Linux Mint

Can't assign a keyboard shortcut to certain bash commands using xfce-keyboard-settings in Linux Mint I'm using Linux Mint 14 Nadia I use xfce-keyboard-settings to assign keyboard shortcuts to ...
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Can I play latest games in VM? [closed]

I am a GNU/Linux user and sometimes I would like to play some games. Do VM handle latest games well nowadays?( with good enough hardware of course) What kind of hardware do I need to play let's say ...
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Find files > 0 bytes in length that consist only of NUL in Debian/Ubuntu

After fsck'ing an ext4 drive that had been running in a QNAP nas without an fsck for about four years, I now have a number of files that seem but be the correct size (typically 8-12mib), but each byte ...
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Linux OS for Mac PowerBook g3 (1998)

So I got a PowerBook G3 off EBay (I don't know why, I just did) and it arrived. Now that I have it i realised that is nearly useless running Mac OS 9. My question is : Is there a Linux distro, like ...
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Understanding chmod and setfacl

I have a file that I think I should be able to execute. It shows these permissions with ls -lah: -rw-rwxr--+ foo foo-group And these with getfacl myfile: # file: app/console # owner: foo # group: ...
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How to view and search in SVG on GNU/Linux in a good way?

There are already some more or less generic like (Eye of Gnome) and specialized (rsvg-display) viewers that work on Linux. I find them not good enough hovewer, especially for viewing big things like ...
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Linux kernel conflicts

rpm --query --all '*kernel*' kernel-headers-2.6.32-220.17.1.el6.x86_64 kernel-firmware-2.6.32-220.17.1.el6.noarch dracut-kernel-004-256.el6.noarch kernel-devel-2.6.32-220.17.1.el6.x86_64 ...
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Mount serial port through ssh connection (Mac/Linux)

I'm working on a MacBook Pro under mountain lion and I would like to mount serial device connected (/dev/ttyUSBx) on a Linux PC under Ubuntu 12.10 through SSH. I tried with sshfs to mount /dev ...
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Linux Mint 14 severe overheating

I've tried switching to Mint (it was Mint 12) about 6 months ago, but failed to do it due to enormous overheating which made it virtually impossible to run any applications more complex than Gedit. ...
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Completely remove all X.org setting and configuration files

I'm trying to completely reinstall X server and AMD proprietary drivers on a Fedora Core 17 amd64 with kernel 3.6.11. How do I make sure nothing of my previous setup / configuration remains, so that ...
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How to get rid of errors when running find command in Linux?

I am using following command to list out 20 large files in a directory. But along with the file listing, it also shows error messages, such as permission denied. I tried adding 2> /dev/null but it ...
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Linux: super light-weight music player with http or commandline interface [closed]

I'm searching a super light-weight music player which has a http and/or commandline interface. It should support very basic playlist support (removing files by id and adding files by path or something ...
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Don't start display manager when booting

I need to somehow boot from Grub w/o even starting or trying to start X and display manager. I tried linux (hd1,msdos3)/boot/vmlinuz-*** root=/dev/sdb3 ro text but this started kdm regardless. I ...
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How to display a single terminal in two columns?

When viewing a PDF on a wide screen monitor, the viewer can display two pages one next to the other. Is it possible to do something like this for a terminal window so that I can meaningfully utilize ...
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Can I combine multiple network filesystems into one? (WebDAV specifically)

My aim is is not redundancy but rather something akin to a file-level version of RAID-0. I have two basic goals to increase overall performance using multiple connection threads. I'm often working ...
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None of my directories are writable

Argh help lol I have ran a chown command (silly me) which I did not fully understand now when I connect via filezilla and try do anything write/delete files/directories I get Error: mkdir ...
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Automating Unix Command Line Application that Asks for Input

I'm trying to automate a Unix command script and pipe the output to mailx so I can know if I need to manually edit files before FTPing them. A lot of this is automated, but due to a bug I need to ...
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Sharing transparently proxied Internet connection with PS3

I am trying to play a Japanese karaoke game on a PS3 but the latency is just horrendous and downloading songs takes forever. One recommendation I got was to turn my laptop into a SOCKS proxy by ...
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Route IP through virtual interface

On Linux, is it possible to have all requests done to a specific IP to be routed through a virtual interface, so that on the other end they appear with a different IP address that the host's main? ...
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List subdirectories one level down that do not contain a certain file

How can I find all subdirectories in a directory (only 1 level down) that do not contain a given file ?
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How to change screen brightness on Toshiba Satellite L850-DJS in Linux

I bought a laptop Toshiba Satellite L850-DJS. There was Windows 8 installed at. I installed Kubuntu 12.10. All works perfectly, but i can't change screen brightness. Maybe someone had this problem and ...
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diff directories, excluding one folder inside

I think I have two directories with the same content, but I want to check it. Also, I want to exclude a folder that is inside both directories. How can I do it?
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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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Scrolling another page on xfce4 hides active window

I have used unity, gnome, lxde before but in xfce4, when Chrome is visible and my active window is a terminal, I scroll in Chrome with mouse however the terminal disappears and Chrome becomes active ...
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Where are bash variables defined?

How can I find the file that a bash variable is defined there? Assume the echo command shows $ echo $DB_ROOT /home/mahmood/db-4.0 Now, how can I find the file that this variable has been defined ...
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Autostarting Python Script Can't Open txt File, DoubleClicking it Works Fine

So I have a Python 2.7 script and I'm running xubuntu. When I run the script by double clicking it, everything works fine. However, I recently added it to the autostart menu and it runs but once it's ...
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Will dual wireless interfaces in Linux increase my bandwidth? [duplicate]

I have two wireless interfaces connected to the same network. Is it possible for data to be transferred on them simultaneously?
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Log total time a linux command (compiler) runs during a day

I'm interested in how long my machine spends compiling scala in an average workday. Is there some way to log the total runtime of the scalac command every time it is run, even if it is run by some ...
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How to attach ATMEL development board to VirtualBox VM?

I have an ATMEL QT600 development board. I used VirtualBox to create a virtual machine with Windows XP SP3 and installed all the development tools provided by ATMEL. In order to program the board, I ...
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How can I easily toggle between Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts from a Linux system console?

I switch between Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts, and frequently find myself with mismatched layouts on my host operating system and a Linux virtual machine. How can I easily switch the layout ...
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Setting up config file to connect to remote host [duplicate]

I am trying to set up my config file for ssh. When I work from home I connect to machine located remotely as follows Tunneling to the machine via local port ssh -N -l poppop -L 2223:my_machine:22 ...
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Copying from one file to another using nano editor

How do I copy a few lines from one file to another file using the nano editor?
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Is it possible to send email from local linux machine to internet?

I have a linux machine running at home. I installed sendmail as MTA. But I can't send email outside to internet email addresses. I am not sure whether it's because the config of my sendmail or ...
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Locally redirecting domains (like with /etc/hosts) during certain hours of the day

folks. In the interest of upping my productivity, I'd like to selectively block or redirect certain websites in blocks of time during the day. I've already got some sites completely blocked in my ...
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Multi boot option for WDS

I have a Windows Deployment Server (Server 2008 R2) that I use to roll out XP/Vista/7 installs using the standard retail CDs. I am looking to expand its functionality to include DOS/Linux/Repair ...
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Is there a way to create a virtual drive in Ubuntu that contains multiple NTFS partitioned drives?

I have a dual boot set up (win 8/ubuntu 12.04) and in Ubuntu all 5 of my windows drives show up individually on the Unity launcher. It takes up a lot of space but I like being able to link directly to ...
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Something strange with Scientific Linux repositories

On 2013.02.05 I installed a SL 6.3/64bit minimal, then after install I tried to install a libreoffice-base package. This has been showed to me: I tried "yum clean metadata" and "yum clean all" but ...
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Number html headings

I have an html file which contains the following structure: <h1 class="section">First title</h1> <div><h2 class="chapter">Chapter title</h2> Chapter text here. ...
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USB with Linux Partition convert for Mac?

I have a USB drive that I somehow managed to partition it as "Linux" (according to Mac) as I did format and copy the files on a "Linux" OS. Is there anyway for me to convert it to be readable in Mac? ...
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How to migrate the password of a user to another server?

I'm migrating users from an old server to a new one. It's only a few users, we want to migrate only the active ones and reorganize groups in the process, so I'm doing it manually. One problem remains: ...
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What's the difference between “adduser” and “useradd”?

I wonder: Why are there these two commands on Debian Linux, with very similar names and functionality? This has always been confusing for me. Is any of them superior to another? Why aren't they ...
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Configuring NAT through iptables

I want to change this: Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 178.212.120.5 192.168.1.254 255.255.255.255 UGH 0 0 0 ...
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Bash: Copy logs to other file and remove copied log

I am using linux and doing some bash scripting. I have a log file which is making logs of all the events/changes our in particular directory. I need to copy these logs to some other file so that I can ...
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Running two Firefox instances: one normal and one Private Navigation

How do I run two concurrent Firefox instances of which one is a "regular" instance an the other is in "Private Navigation" mode? When I press CTRL+SHIFT+P my current instance closes. I want both ...
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Windows 8 bootloader fails to start after installing Fedora 17

I installed Windows 8 (which was pre-installed) on my machine. Later, I installed Fedora 17, but the Windows loader must have been damaged. Then, I cannot see the Windows boot, I can only see GRUB. I ...
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Unable to launch app from /usr/bin

OK, this question may sound too basic, but this doesn't mean I'm not still a bit confused : I'm running OS X 10.6.8 (shouldn't make much difference though, the issue is more like *nix-specific) I ...
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grep returning wrong messages in GNOME Desktop(Linux)

I need to search a particular string inside a folder structure. The File system contains multiple files, but i need to check only XML files. I searched and tried the commands for Linux Recursive ...