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Remote login in, creating alias, need advice

I usually remote login to the server at my school. I have a user name and password. The command is 'ssh -l username -p port machineName'. (username is mine, port is a number and machineName is the ...
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Wireless networking issue: the adapter working fine in linux, but not in windows

My laptop is ACER aspire V5-573G and is currently has a strange wi-fi issue. The laptop has dual-boot Windows 8.1 (64-bit)/Linux mint 16 (xfce,64-bit). On the windows side, the wireless card is ...
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Change scutil HostName to ComputerName on osx

I have about 100 users with Mac Books on which I have admin access. I have set up a dnsmasq DNS-Server on a Linux box that has the Domain "schoolnet". Now I have the problem, that all Mac Books have a ...
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What Linux distros are most suitable for use on a persistent live USB?

I have noticed that not all Linuxes work well in persistent live USB. I am aware that large distros are not recommendable, and the most suitable are the lighter ones (for example, Lubuntu or Xubuntu ...
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how to reload nginx - systemctl or nginx -s?

Is there a difference between calling systemctl reload nginx and calling nginx -s reload ? I know that, besides systemd, there are other init systems like SysV and Upstart. So maybe this ...
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Core dump generation on Linux

Something very perplexing is going on, with respect to my box. Below are my settings in /etc/sysctl.conf: kernel.core_pattern = core kernel.core_uses_pid = 1 In /etc/profile, I have this: ulimit ...
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OS X 10.6: Cant unbundle VMWare software with git: does not look like a v2 bundle file [duplicate]

So I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8, I'm trying to download VMWare Player, there was no OS X specific bundle, only linux. I tried to unbundle the 32 bit linux with: jdd:VMWare Me$ git clone ...
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Use IPTables to force TCP packets over router

To test a TCP-stack program, I need to get the TCP packets via the router. When I try to connect to my server program via the router, the OS does not hit the router as the destination IP is the same ...
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error handling in case sentences [Shell Script]

I have this setup and I need when an error happened in the main script, to take this error to a $INFO_PLUGIN temp file, the problem is the script continues working after case and send also an OK ...
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OpenVPN - Connects but no internet on Linux, works perfectly on Windows

I have set up an Amazon EC2 server with OpenVPN configured. I can connect using a windows machine and everything works as expected - internet traffic is all routed through the VPN. With the Ubuntu ...
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Tunneling traffic through OpenVPN

Following the steps described here I've managed to configure both the VPN server and client(I can ping both ways). Their respective configuration files are: server: ;local a.b.c.d port 1194 ;proto ...
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How to find available man chapter/section for a particular command? [duplicate]

For example: ls command have only chapter 1. while mkdir command have chapter 1 & 2. Is there any command which shows how many chapters are available for a particular command? [root@localhost /]# ...
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Tool to arrange browser windows on multiple monitors, interact with web page - all on startup?

Imagine you wanted to arrange content for a video wall type application. I'd like the computer to - upon startup - open a handful of browser windows, potentially interact with them (log in, drill in ...
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xrdp with two factor authentication (libpam-google-authenticator)

I'm trying to setup a Debian VM that uses two factor authentication for logins via google-authenticator's PAM plugin. The google-authenticator part is working great through regular console logins or ...
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Options to configure Apache to take into account other folders despite /var/www

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, and I know that if I place a php file (index.php) under /var/www, and I visit localhost:80/index.php, it will work fine. However, say that I have multiple projects in order ...
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OpenGL resource alocation

How are GPU resources (memory, computing time) allocated to OpenGL contexts? There is possible to have multiple OpenGL applications/contexts running concurrently, for example OpenGL window manager ...
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Linux intranet networking

I want to set up a private network not connected to the Internet. I have a computer running Ubuntu Server 13.10 which I would like to function as a web server accessible from the other computers on ...
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Is Cygwin the easiest way to learn about UNIX/LINUX without dual-booting Linux on Windows Machine? [closed]

As the title suggests, I have installed cygwin on my Windows machine in order to try and learn about UNIX shells and kernels, and how to interact with them. I know that it is pseudo UNIX/LINUX as the ...
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How do you get autofs and updatedb to work together?

/etc/my.misc sda1 -fstype=ntfs,user,exec :/dev/sda1 sda3 -fstype=ntfs,user,exec :/dev/sda3 sda4 -fstype=ntfs,user,exec :/dev/sda4 /etc/auto.master /my /etc/my.misc --ghost ...
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Arch Linux USB Installer Infinite Loop & How to Properly Partition a UEFI Disk Before Installing Arch Linux

I would like to install Arch Linux and am familiar with GParted and its use. However, my computer comes with Windows on it, along with an EFI system partition on /dev/sda2. This seems to be a pretty ...
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Trying to access linux server via http -getting a password prompt

I'm trying to do a Wordpress installation via ssh on a virtual machine running Debian Wheezy. I can connect to the server just fine using PuTTY but I'm not sure what I should do when it's time to ...
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Cannot change brightness on Samsung rv411 laptop computer

I am using a Samsung RV411 s03 laptop computer. I have tried several linux distribution on my laptop computer; I have got a problem with them which is the brightness of the monitor cannot be changed ...
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Attempting Multi boot with Truecrypt (Full Disk)

I am wanting a Windows 7 multi boot with a Linux lvm, currently I have: sda sda1 Windows 7 sda2 Windows page partition sda3 extended sda5 Linux system 1 /boot sda6 Linux system 2 /boot sda7 ...
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Changing X-Original-To: header in postfix

I am using a virtual file with my postfix to redirect all mails coming to my domain to a user My virtual entry looks like this @domain.com root Now the X-Original-TO header shows root@domain.com. ...
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Vmware Workstation 10 connect remote server (Debian, Guest-Windows XP) Does not allow raw disk access nor shared folders

The setup: Ubuntu with local Vmware Workstation 10 (everything works locally) Connects(File-> Connect to Server) Debian server with the same Vmware Workstation 10 (Windows XP Guest) Debian setup ...
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Run a script with Apache2 in a certain directory

I am trying to run WebMCP on an Apache2 server. It's got 2 executable files, which I have in /opt/webmcp/cgi-bin/webmcp.lua and /opt/webmcp/cgi-bin/webmcp-wrapper.lua If I run the wrapper from a ...
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Apache2: having trouble setting new projects

I just installed LAMP on Linux Mint 15 and ran into troubles when setting up my projects. First I tried putting a symlink into the /var/www directory that points to the project folder in my home ...
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What is exactly shown by “perf” as page-faults?

I want to count the number of disk accesses during a complete run of my script. My bash script runs 2 other executable files locally and 2 other executable files remotely. something like this (those ...
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Setting Time in Lubuntu

I have a time server running on a server PC that is meant to change the times of various guest PCs as a result of a TCP/IP command on port 9000 issued by a control application running on an integrated ...
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Difference between ntsysv and system-config-services

Please someone can guide the difference between: # ntsysv # system-config-services ntsysv - tune services should be automatically started, is it similar to chkconfig?
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OpenJDK crashing and autoclosing programs

I use Debian Wheezy, and frequently make use of Java applications that are famous for being memory-hungry (namely Eclipse variants NetBeans and Aptana Studio 3 on RadRails or PyDev modes). I was ...
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fsck.ext4 unable to resolve UUID

While connecting remote iscsi storage I was getting above error. This is the configuration of my iscsi server(target) cat /etc/tgt/targets.conf tgtd service is running in server side. My client ...
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Apache2 mod_mono ubuntu virtual hosting

I am new so I hope y'all can help. I setup a development machine that I want to use for development ( a laptop with ubuntu 12.04 for .NET/mono/asp.netmvc development and php/laravel development). I ...
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Using ldapbind to Authenticate

I'm trying to run ldapbind to authenticate to an LDAP server. From running Java code that attempts to connect via LDAP, I know that a "Connection Timeout Error" is occurring. However, am I running ...
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How to know which file or inode triggered a systemd.path unit?

Systemd offers unit files whom control monitoring of a certain path trough inotify: systemd.path(5). If a file or directory is modified in the watched path the corresponding systemd.service(5) is ...
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Persistently naming an unformatted partition

In brief: is there a way to give a persistent name to an unformatted partition? Details: I have a database-like application that reads and writes to an unformatted partition (because it gives me a ...
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Nmap doesn't perform the script supplied as an argument

I'm running Kali Linux and I'm trying to run a nmap script against a host in the lab. The command I'm entering and the output is: root@kali:/usr/share/nmap/scripts# nmap --script dns-fuzz ...
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package-cleanup --cleandupes fails to remove duplicates

I have an issue with duplicate packages installed on my Fedora machine: # package-cleanup --dupes Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit audit-2.3.3-1.fc20.x86_64 audit-2.3.2-1.fc20.x86_64 ...
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“iptables -P OUTPUT DROP” blocks DDWRT's web interface

When I do iptables -P OUTPUT DROP it blocks DDWRT's web interface. That is I am not able to access http://192.168.1.1 via Firefox. I put this rules before changing the chain policy to drop: ...
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Can random writes to a non-formatted raw partition from linux corrupt the boot loader?

In brief: suppose I create a non-formatted raw partition on my hard drive, and read and write block IOs to and from it using the standard c interface: open, pread, pwrite, etc. Is there any reason why ...
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Saving a log of console-mode Memtest86+ run

To debug mysterious failures with my workstation, I've booted it with an Ubuntu LiveCD and ran Memtest86+ in console mode. It found many errors. To isolate the defective sticks I need to send the lab ...
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ARP for a multihomed machine (Linux)

I try to configure two interfaces on my server to behave as independently as possible on the same medium. However I have some problems with ARP (maybe related to ARP flux). I hope somebody can ...
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Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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Can't Full Screen Slitaz in VirtualBox

I got and installed VirtualBox Guest Additions by running autorun.sh and then VBoxLinuxAdditions.run as root, but Slita still doesn't go full screen in Virtual Box running on Windows 7. The max ...
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Sending large files from Linux to Windows

I have been trying to send a large backup file (over 2G) from debian Linux to a Windows XP machine. I've had problems using CIFS, e.g.: Jan 16 11:39:58 debian kernel: [3205845.238084] CIFS VFS: ...
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Dropbox in a networked shared home folder environment

I've got access to a cluster of servers, and my home directory appears on all of them (as it's on a networked drive). I installed the CLI version of Dropbox on one of them, and when I make changes to ...
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Thunderbird on Linux unable to delete or move emails

I'm running Thunderbird 24.2.0 on Kubuntu 13.10. When I first start the app, everything works OK: I can delete individual email items (Delete key, "Delete" button, or right-click context menu option) ...
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Razer Anansi doesn't work in GNU GRUB 2

My new Razer Anansi keyboard does not function in the GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2 bootloader that's running on my machine. The backlights do not turn on, and the keyboard is unresponsive. This ...
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How to figure out what device (if any) my DVD drive is assigned to in Debian GNU/Linux

I am running stock Debian Jessie and I would like to burn a DVD with xfburn. Problem is that xfburn can't see my DVD drive. e.g. it does not show up under as /dev/scd0 or any other (as far as I can ...
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Bash script fails when putting command into variable

I try to use ghostscript in a bash script on my linux ubuntu 13.04. I have a problem to write ghostscript command in variable when the same command written directly, in console or into a script works ...