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Other way to connect to ldap besides ssh? [closed]

I have been following some tutorials on installing the client and connecting to the LDAP server and they all say its via ssh. Is there another way besides ssh to connect to the LDAP server?
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Tricky Matlab remote installation on Linux server from Windows

I need to install Matlab on Linux server. Here are the constrains: I have only remote access to that server via SSH from machine running Windows (using putty). There is no X server installed on ...
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Is the safety of Linux binary packages guaranteed? [closed]

Most Linux distros are "binary", i.e. users install binary, pre-built packages. But is it guaranteed that packages are built from as-is source packages? How do you know distro's building process is ...
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Google Chrome doesn't respond user actions correctly

Recently I've changed my OS to Ubuntu 12.04 (Cinnamon, 64 bits) from Mint 13 (KDE, 64 bits) and one same bug still appears on new installation. The Google Chrome it seems that don't refresh (repaint) ...
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Restrict mouse from moving to secondary monitor

I have two screens connected to my system and I am working in Ubuntu Linux. Is it possible to make the mouse work only on one screen and to make it stop going in the second one?
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Best way to export the full content of a HFS+ partition

My friends MacBook Pro (2008) completely died today. We removed the hard drive, and I'm currently dumping it's whole content into a tar archive with the help of a parted magic live CD, so that he can ...
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How to set up transparent bridge over wi-fi

Ok, so I have a device that sends out UDP data stream to a Linux host. The host is connected by an ethernet cable directly to a device. Device and host have fixed pre-configured IPs ...
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Change filename in zip

Currently I'm doing the following command in PHP exec("zip -j -P pass $zipname $filename"); The thing is the $filename is something like oawigufh.tmp is there any way to have the file in the ...
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internet connection gone after $ iptables -F INPUT

I have a PC with two Ethernet cards, and I was trying to configure my eth1, but when I typed $ iptables -F INPUT, the internet was gone on eth0. Does anyone has any idea how to get my internet ...
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Will blocks diagnosed as bad by Linux badblocks command be marked as “bad” in Windows?

I have used badblocks to check for bad blocks, then formatted the disk using the badblocks output through mkdosfs I just want to ask does this make these sectors bad and does Windows 7 just not use ...
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Cant see my wireless internal card on BackTrack 5

I have BackTrack 5 R3 installed on VMware and its on bridged connection so it gets its own ip on my network and it works I get internet connection but there is no ethernet cable connected yet somehow ...
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Show HTML on desktop like conky on linux

I'm migrating to org-mode and trying to replace desktop calendars (Rainlendar) with org-agenda outputs. Conky is my first choice, but after all it is not easily written to show such things like the ...
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Does ls provide information about NFS permissions?

When writing to NFS directories remotely, what would the permissions of files written be, when both the client and the server use Linux? Does ls -l show file permissions as seen by the NFS server?
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Slow data transfer using SSH

The server is an ubuntu server 11.04 with sshd. SSH works fine for console programs. But data transfer is slow, which is very annoying when transferring large files. I tried two different client ...
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How to give user read/write access to folders?

I'm running a certain script that is using a non-root user to do the following... mkdir: cannot create directory `/srv/www/example.com/releases' *** [err :: 12.23.45.789] : Permission denied How ...
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Slow rm performance on an ext4 partition

Removing what seems to me to be a moderate number of files takes a very long time. For example: $ pv linux-3.0.16.tar.bz2 | tar xj 73.2MB 0:00:16 [4.55MB/s] $ pv linux-3.0.16.tar.bz2 | tar xj 73.2MB ...
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Is there any Base Filtering Engine (BFE) service in Linux similar to windows

In windows we have Base Filtering Engine which helps applications to monitor network traffic. Is there any similar service which runs in Linux too. Something similar to a packet filtering service. I ...
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What directories should i backup on a Linux server?

This is related to this question; however different as this is a server. I use crashplan and grabbed /home, /root, and /etc; however upon an audit I determined that a lot of my configuration files ...
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How to quit ircII help session?

I'm using ircII as my irc client to chat on irc channels. As I'm new to this terminal based program so I tend to use /help command very frequently. The problem is when I go in help session I get ...
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Linux keyboard listeners

I'm trying to change some keyboard shortcuts like the power-button and + . I know that my WM (Window Manager) handle part of the shortcuts, but and power-button shortcuts aren't mapped in any of my ...
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Is it possible to upload setuid-set file to ftp-accessible directories?

Just curious, is it possible to upload files set with setuid permission to directories using ftp and retain its setuid permission? Or does FTP always change the permission?
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Format of Linux device name (in /dev)

Is there a format of names of devices in /dev. I know there are conventions like sd maps to a disk. I was wondering however if the kernel forces a specific format? I noticed when I tried to attach a ...
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How can I install software in Linux with no yum and no wget?

I'm a newbie to Linux (that mainly uses Windows and Mac OS X) needing some advice. I was trying to install git on a Linux machine today, and encountered some problems: Not knowing the version of the ...
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What do I have to do to hide the title bar in Opera?

What do I need to do the title bar in Opera on Linux? I am using Gnome 3 / GTK in this case. Please note that I really mean the title bar, not the menu bar or tab bar.
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How to install Windows 8 as a dual boot with Linux Mint pre installed?

I have Linux Mint installed on my system. Now I want to install Windows 8 OS on another drive which is empty, so how can I achieve that. Does installing Windows over Linux affect GRUB loader? PS: ...
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“autocmd FileType” doesn't work the same way in Mac and Linux

Here is a small vimrc snippet that I was trying to use on my Mac function SetCommonDefaults() " Set line numbers set nu endfunction autocmd FileType cpp call SetCommonDefaults() What I expect ...
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Printing: Different pages from different feeds (pdf)

I've got a pdf document and want to print it about 100 times with a Kyocera fs 4020dn printer. I'd like to have the first page on colored paper. Is it possible to tell the printer to take the first ...
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Debian 6 Internet connection sharing aka IP masquerade not working

The problem: the computers [Xbox 360 and a Kubuntu 12.04.1 laptop] can't access Internet through a recently-installed desktopless Debian 6 laptop (which is wirelessly connected to a WLAN station) but ...
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How do i install apache on my ubuntu 12.04 where it has virtualhost

According to the docs https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/httpd.html i have done following, and that is almost how i do always in my Fedora, but Ubuntu looks like its not working. a) DNS to IP ...
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yum to treat a package installed by hand as installed through it

I've built Emacs 24 and installed it on my FC-17, but if I try to install any package that requires Emacs (such as Pymacs, ECB and so on), all of them will try to install Emacs 23. I think that my ...
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How to use SREP with Freearc?

I've read the instructions at http://freearc.org/research/SREP.aspx and added SREP to my arc.ini but I can't find SREP in the gui? How can I compress my files with SREP? I've also downloaded the ...
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How to list a subset of files in several directories?

I'm starting to pick up Linux. I have one directory called class03 with five directories in it: _html html dothtml images 123 I need a one-line command that lists all files with -01, -02 and -03 in ...
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How to save your Linux state (suspend to disk) periodically to recover from crashes?

One in a while my laptop crashes/dies because of a bad/empty battery, crappy wifi driver or whatever other reason. For a while I've wondered if it's possible to force Linux to periodically save the ...
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Clonezilla can't restore disk

Recently I moved all of the clonezilla backup file from one serve to another. I am now trying to restore an image to a flash drive and it's giving me an error. The error message was "target_parts is ...
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linux: mount old ATA disk to USB adapter

I am trying to recover data from an old Linux that was installed in a computer on an ATA hard drive. I found a ScanLogic Corp. SL11R-IDE IDE Bridge (04ce:0002), an ATA adapter to USB 1.0 like the one ...
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cannot launch matlab remotely on mac from linux in the terminal

After I ssh to the mac desktop from linux Suse, I could not open matlab even without GUI. The mac desktop has mac OS 10.6. At the beginning, I thought the reason is that I did not use -X flag. ...
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Linux, Putty, “table” characters

I used Putty to login into a Linux server. The "problem" that in MC I see "a with ^", and not "|" in table. How can I change this in putty to I see the MC as in Norton Commander/DOS.
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How to Attach a C Program executable to a Keyboard Key

OS: GNU/Linux I have a program: hello.c Executable: hello Required: The executable "hello" is not running. I press Key "F1". The executable "hello" automatically runs & produces the ouput ...
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How can I install GNOME 3 on CentOS 6.3?

Would be possible to install GNOME 3 (instead of 2.28 that ships with CentOS) on a minimal CentOS 6.3 install? Is there any repository that provides packages for the new version?
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Python error In linux

I removed the default python install from my linux using rpm command without removing the dependencies, I was trying to install 2.7 manually, which wasn't working out that is whay I thouht may be it ...
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Linux commandline - auto-optimize pictures

I have a web-app that has very many pictures. Is there a linux commandline utility which I can use to "auto-optimize" all JPEG pictures in a Photoshop-like way. Maybe with Gimp in the backend or so? ...
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How to make VirtualBox headless answer on rdp port?

I'd like to run windows xp on RDP: $ VBoxManage modifyvm winxp32 --vrdeport 3389 $ VBoxHeadless -s winxp32 -v on Oracle VM VirtualBox Headless Interface 4.1.18_Debian (C) 2008-2012 Oracle Corporation ...
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in which kernel version CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_OWNER appears?

In which kernel version CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_OWNER key appears? I dont see it while make mennuconfig on 3.2.28 that I am trying to compile for my ubuntu 12.04 (3.2.0 - default kernel version).
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Error Number 5: Input/Output Error while installing Linux

I have an emachines PC (model T5226) that I am attempting to install Linux on. I have tried multiple distros, namely Sabayon, Linux Mint, and SUSE, but at some point during the copying files phase of ...
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Triple booting Debian (wheezy) with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I already have Windows 7(two systems) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (desktop version) installed on my desktop, and would like to add Debian Wheezy to that list. Info related to my question: The Desktop ...
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how to automatically select fast mirror for apt-get

Is there any plug-in available for apt-get to select fast mirror just as the YUM's fastestmirror plugin The fastest mirror plugin is designed for use in repository configurations where you have more ...
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How to gain permission to read/modify in Ubuntu?

I just installed Ubuntu and when I open some file in the terminal then i can access that file as root using sudo -i to change ownership. However, if I modify a file in my local server folder ...
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my ip is static ip, does that mean i can make server it home?

I am thinking to make server at home to host my own website. I read somewhere that I need static IP address to do so and my IP is already static. My question is does my ISP allow me to make server at ...
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Winetricks fails installing dotnet20 and msxml6

I tried installing dotnet20 and msxml6 with winetricks, but both fail with different errors. It seems that dotnetfx20 isn't available anymore at the microsoft download center. Here's my output for ...
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Bad blocks detected by fsck. SMART says disk is good

Using Ubuntu 12.04, I booted into maintenance mode and selected fsck from the menu. This ran a filesystem check on all my volumes (all ext2), mounting them read/write by default. After the tests ...