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issue on starting of mysql

I have installed "mysql-5.6.14-linux-glibc2.5-x86_64.tar.gz" in user specified directory. I tried to start the application, but it is saying "Starting MySQL..The server quit without updating PID file (...
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Why can't this command be executed?

When I try to execute ls|more, the command works perfectly, however when I try to save the command in a variable like x='ls|more' and then execute it using $x I get the following error : ls: ...
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Remove or disable NetworkManager?

I installed wicd on my Fedora19. The main reason is that I could not get NetworkManager icon displayed in my tint2 system tray (I am using Openbox3.5.2). Now that I am not using NetworkManager anymore,...
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Using chntpw messes up Windows 7 registry. How to recover?

I have been having trouble with my Windows installation lately so I tried blanking a user's password using the Linux utility chntpw. When this did not work, I tried promoting another user to ...
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Are linux driver support at kernel level?

Until now, I thought that linux drivers are at kernel level. That means, drivers are packed inside the kernel, so different distributions should support the same hardware as long as they run the same ...
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Need tool to “strip” HTTP basic authentication

The title sounds a bit nefarious, but it isn't really. I have a few IP webcams in my house. They all have the ability to serve up moving images in the form of an multipart-jpeg stream. For example, ...
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How can a bash script run several others scripts?

I try to make a bash script to run multiple scripts located in different directories. I tried to do something like #!/bin/bash path1="/path/to/folder1" path2="/path/to/folder2" command="./script"...
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How to rename files and replace characters?

I have a group of files that have : (colon) within the name. I need to replace the : with - (dash). Is there an easy way to do this in a script? Sample FileName: 2013-10-11:11:52:...
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NTFS-3g and NFS not working

I have a problem with one of my NFS shares. On one computer running debian I have mounted a NTFS drive using ntfs-3g, using this line in my fstab file: /dev/sda2 /delt ntfs-3g rw,uid=...
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set hdd flag to boot in linux now mac will not read the exfat filesystem

I was trying to read an exfat file system in linux and removed the original flag of lba.then remembered I had to install exfat-utils. The drive is still exfat but now will not mount to OSx mountain ...
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mqtt kafka bridge install - 'annotations are not supported in source 1.3' error

I am trying to install MQTT KAFKA on Ubuntu and getting an 'annotations are not supported in source 1.3' error when we run ANT cmd. From researching the issue we see that a few fixes are out there ...
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Using the secondary IP in a bash script

I have a Primary IP set for all the system related tasks. Sometimes I have to use my system to carry out different tests and most of the time I have to deal with bash/shell scripts. I want the tests/...
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What does the - mean in this syslog configuration

news.crit /var/log/news/news.crit news.err /var/log/news/news.err news.notice -/var/log/news/news.notice So the docs indicate: The ...
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linux pipeline/tee process sequence

I think for the linux command, the pipeline: $ command1 | command2 | command3 will execute with sequence command1 -> command2 -> command3. But what about using tee: $ command1 | tee >(command2) >(...
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Why does my USB Debian 7 “Wheezy” install keep freezing?

I am sort of at a lost to as what to do exactly. I have Debian Wheezy installed on a USB flash drive. I installed it by burning the Debian LiveCD and booting my PC to that, plugging in the flash drive ...
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Cannot remove nor reinstall Virtualbox on linux

I've have tried: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Also apt-get clean And I still get output below: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Virtual NIC on Linux

I have physical network card for Internet and I want to create a virtual one on Linux. This is my configuration on /etc/network/interfaces # Public auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address ...
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SSH session hangs when trying to open a shell

Since this morning I cannot login normally on my server using SSH anymore. Typically, when typing this: ssh foo@bar.org The shell hangs and does not acquire shell. The last line of verbose with -...
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create file in directory without x permission set on directory : How?

From this page, http://content.hccfl.edu/pollock/aunix1/filepermissions.htm, I understand that I need the +w bit set in a directory to create a new file and +x bit to cd into it/access its inode. So ...
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Per-user faketime in Linux

I already know about faketime and datefudge, but is there a way to set this up transparently for any process that's being run as a certain user (identified by a specific UID)?
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Can't set Xfce4 as default in SLiM (Simple Login Manager)

I'm running SLiM 1.3.4-2 on a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian. I have Xfce4 and LXDE installed. When SLiM shows up it says Session: default and when I run that LXDE starts. I want Xfce4 as default. I've ...
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installing elementaryOS

So I am trying to install the new eOS from bootable USB stick. First I used LiLi as program to make my USB bootable. It doesn't support this OS so I ended up by not being able to boot it. 2nd try - ...
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String replacement in filenames in linux

I have a tonne of files called File30_i.txt for i=1, 2, 3, 4, 5... Is there an easy way to quickly rename then File20_i.txt for example?
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Setting up shared logins for web and system users

I'm looking to create a web automation and administration area that users who have permissions to do system tasks can do them via them web, such as creating/editing users. I thought about making a ...
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How to fix.. my watch --interval=60 isn't working properly

Here is the code I use in my CentOS 5 32bit. But after this I see only some of files are zipped and a lot of them isn't included in produced gzip file. nohup watch --interval=60 tar -zcvf /home/C/`...
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how do i uninstall a progam from linux which isnot present in package list?

i am completely new to linux.I am running linux mint 15 (cinnamon).I installed some programs which were no present in package list.These were the programs with .run extension.Please tell me how to ...
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Mousepad enable button

I gave windows up, and now installed Ubuntu and am going to move all my work here. I have my first problem now, which is that I have on my laptop (Toshiba Qosmio F750) a button above the touchpad ...
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How to use 2x$$ together linux

the questing is how to use two variables togheter.. ex. $1,$2,$3 are set numb=2 I need to use command: head $$numb that must be the same as: head $2 I tried everything, I need to know what ...
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recovery of password for root in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 32-bit machine using Ubuntu installer and gave a password(and the account name was 'samsung') when prompted. Later I was able to use that password for logging in, ...
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Installing jdk 1.7.0 java -version not working

I have installed java jdk, following the steps as described here but the problem is when i do which jav it gives me the output /usr/bin/java but when i do java -version it says bash: /usr/...
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Accessing symbolic links in VirtualBox

How can you access files in folders that are links, on a shared folder in VirtualBox? For instance, I've got a folder named /home/mrlister/misc on my host computer, which is shared as /media/...
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Ncat throws errors while being run from crontab

I have a simple script set up on my OpenWrt box to check if one of the computers in a local network is streaming, and if it does, the script starts wget | madplay to play the stream. Script works ...
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How to install Fatrat from source on Linux (dealing with dependencies)?

I'm trying to install latest Fatrat Download Manager from source on my Linux server and I'm not able to deal with dependencies. There is a GIT repository with latest version of Fatrat (http://git....
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Installing different keyboard layout on live debian image

I've downloaded a debian vm image for some testing: http://exploit-exercises.com/download (280mb) It's a Debian Squeeze machine. I want to use the Belgian layout (which is AZERTY) in stead of the ...
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rsync backup messes up permissions on files

I use rsync backup on my Android device to backup some files from my device to my *nix server. It sort of works, except the target directory and all files under it have their file mode flags set to ...
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Install latest vlc on centos 5.5

I am using Centos 5.5. When I try, yum install vlc I got vlc version 0.9.9a which is very old with lot of bugs. Is there a way to get the latest version of VLC? I have already tried yum update vlc ...
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epub editor or generator for Linux [closed]

I'd like to create e-book files in the .epub format. I already have the text with some formatting (as .html, .doc, .rtf etc.), and I need an editor (preferably WYSIWYG) in which I can make these ...
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how to access sensors and camera of android device from Shell

I have logged in to my android phone through SSH [installed SSH client in android and through putty from windows]. Now I can access all the directories like root , dev , etc, of the phone.Can someone ...
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installed new otf font but is not listed in terminal

IMPORTANT: I don't have root access to machine I'm working on. I installed otf font in my home directory using http://tacticalvim.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/installing-fonts-in-your-home-directory-on-...
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Changing multiple lines in to single line with spaces in linux

I have following data with multiple lines username: joe empid: 1111 status: resigned username: tom emid: 1234 username: kate empid: 2222 status: resigned What I want is to get the data in to ...
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Power loss during mdadm RAID level change

As per the title, my mdadm RAID was in the process of migrating from level 6 to 5 when the power cut out momentarily. Unfortunately I am no longer able to reassemble the array - the assemble command ...
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How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)

How do I move files and not directories into another folder/parent folder? I have a folder structure that is extremely ugly, with some .mp3 files buried 6 levels deep in a sub-folder. I want to ...
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Renaming multiple files at once with a pattern on Ubuntu

I have around 300 files named some_name_123456789.zip another-name2_987654321.zip something(1)_123454321.zip [2]something_987656789.zip I need to rename them all to ds_123456789.zip ds_987654321....
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Google Talk plugin not working in Debian 64 bit

I'm using Siduction 64 bit (this is a Debian distro which runs off of the sid branch), and the Google Talk plugin has stopped working. My system is up to date, and I've tested both Chrome and Firefox. ...
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USB failing silently on linux

I have an external USB hard drive which works perfectly most of the time but sometimes when I plug it in nothing happens. Nothing is outputted to dmesg when this happens. Rebooting always fixes the ...
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Linux Mint syslog file?

I was checking my syslog file in the var/log directory. I am using Linux Mint. First of all, the log file is only showing the log for today's date. The log for yesterday is not showing. Does the ...
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How to set the owner of a mounted partition in Linux?

I have two mechanical HDD's in my computer.I run Windows on disk 0 and Crunchbang on disk 1. I always have to use elevated privileges in Crunchbang in order to copy files to the NTFS partition in ...
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How do I launch an hourly version of anacron?

I have a cron job (system update) that fires off every hour. However, I would like it to be reset every time the machine resumes from standby or hibernation. The command is already launched at each ...
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Accidentally deleted my /bin folder?

I was screwing around in a root terminal, and I accidentally deleted my entire /bin folder. Is this dangerous? What should I do to fix this? root@laptop:/# ls -l / total 80 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root ...
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Linux for multiple, independent slide shows for theatre productions?

I just finished up a production of The Elephant Man where we used three laptops running Power Point that fed three different projectors, with three different slide shows, all controlled by one person. ...