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SSHing to remote linux server over site-to-site vpn disconnects when running commands with lots of output

When I ssh using putty into a remote linux server over a site-to-site vpn, I can list certain directories if there's a small number of files/folders. If I try to list a directory like /etc with a ...
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Need to print to cups-pdf from rmcobol program - how to configure terminfo?

We have an accounting program that runs on rmcobol on linux. We configured the printers through cups to print to pdf by specifying the printers in terminfo.cfg, and would like to print to pdf using ...
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Difference between Centos CD and DVD versions

What is the difference between Centos 5.8 CD and DVD versions? I want to download Centos ISO files but stumbled upon two different files. One is of around 600MB and another is of massive 4GB.
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Cannot boot from Yumi multiboot USB stick

I've just created a multiboot USB stick using Yumi. I tried to start my notebook (Asus K70IO) using it, but all I see is just a black screen with blinking underscore even after waiting for minutes. ...
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How to update python version in linux terminal

How to update python(2.4) to python 2.6 in redhat linux terminal? I tried sudo apt-get install python2.6 but returned sudo: apt-get: command not found , I am new to linux, any help would be ...
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Redirect stdout while a process is running — What is that process sending to /dev/null

I've run a command and redirected it's output via > /dev/null Now that it's been running significantly longer than I expected I want to see what it's doing. Is there a way to re-redirect the ...
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Re-reading the partition table failed with error 22: invalid argument

I have Oracle Linux on a VM and I'm trying to create partitions on /dev/sda2 of size 30 gigs using fdisk utility. I made four partitions each of size 512M and they appear in the partition table. ...
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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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Why do RPM packages have different names to the programs they install?

It seems to me that when I download RPM packages that the names they use are sometimes different from the programs they install. For example: yum install httpd apache -v I install the RPM package ...
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Is there a Linux distro that will easily run “embedded style” on a Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I need a Linux distro that will give me the following: Run on a Raspberry Pi Can reliably survive power loss (like via a read-only filesystem) I've been able to hunt down some documentation on how ...
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Video card not detected on Lenovo T410 in Linux

I have a T410 with an nVidia NVS 3100M, this is not a hybrid system, there is no Optimus. (No option in the BIOS for Optimus, lspci in linux as well as the Windows device manager only show the nVidia) ...
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How to make WinServer's AD work with Linux DNS/DHCP on VMware?

I got 2 virtual machines : Windows Server 2008 with Active Directory installed. Linux that works as a DNS and DHCP Server I need to make them work together, but I don't if this is going to be ...
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Is it possible to set up a bare-metal hypervisor on my laptop?

Say I had a Core i7 Laptop with 16GB of RAM and a 750gb drive. Is there a mechanism where I can partition the HD into a Linux, Windows, OS X, Shared Data, Hypervisor setup where I boot a small ...
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Create a keyboard shortcut that maps to the down/up arrows on the keyboard in Fedora

I would like to map Alt+N and Alt+P to the down arrow and up arrow, respectively. I want to do this because various popup dialogs in eclipse require the user to type the arrow keys and no shortcuts ...
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Why doesn't the administrator mode protect Windows from malware?

It is often given as the main reason for Linux' relative safety from malware that only the root account, which is not used for e.g. browsing the web, can make significant changes to the system. ...
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how do I copy DVD with basic linux command to get iso no bigger than the original?

I'm trying to copy a SUSE 9 DVD using basic linux commands. The ultimate goal is to modify the DVD content before creating the new image. It works after a fashion except the new .iso is a bit larger ...
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How to reverse-i-search back and forth?

I use reverse-i-search often, and that's cool. Sometime though when pressing Ctrl+r multiple times, I pass the command I am actually looking for. Because Ctrl+r searches backward in history, from ...
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EXT4-fs error (device loop0) ext4_mb_generate_buddy

I've been randomly getting theses in my /var/log/messages [5747511.945300] EXT4-fs error (device loop0): ext4_mb_generate_buddy: EXT4-fs: group 1: 29505 blocks in bitmap, 29455 in gd Not had any ...
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Does more heat generation mean more wear and tear?

I read that hardware generally used on PC is not optimized for running Linux. That is the reason the machine emits large amount of heat and doesn't give the battery back up , that we will get while ...
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wpa_supplicant : Blacklist wireless networks by BSSID

I am currently using wpa_supplicant to connect to my wireless network. The wireless network is extended with at least 30 different access points having the same SSID, and it takes a lot of time to ...
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Installing Linux from an external card reader

I have this problem. I was experimenting if I could use a memory card (SDHC) as an USB drive for all intents and purposes, and when I put the card in an USB card reader, I can use it just like a ...
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how to view Linux files in a window from the windows machine

I can use putty to access Linux server from a windows machine. But it's kindof inconvenient to navigate through the folders. Is there a way to view the folders in a window (the windows look-and-feel) ...
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How to restore emails on CentOS?

I moved my domain to another server. Unfortunately, i deleted the emails accounts from my Mail Client (On MAC) and all of the previous emails have been deleted and I don't have access to them. How may ...
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Linux USB to work as CD ROM in OS X

I am working in driver development in Linux USB modules. I have written a driver for USB and it is working as CD ROM in a Windows machine. I made the first partiton as fat32 modprobe g_hidmass ...
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Arch Linux booting with read only filesystems

I installed Arch today and when I logged in I noticed that my filesystem is read only. How can I fix this?
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Can I associate my command history based on my cwd

I often navigate between multiple directories in a bash session. Sometimes upto 4. For each directory I am in I often have an exclusive set of commands that I fire and this set can be between 7 and 10 ...
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How can I know if the set -e option is enabled or not?

I'm writing a shell function that will be called from many different places and I want to ignore all errors occurring inside the function disabling the (possibly enabled) set -e shell option, ...
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Symbol 001E in a box on a Linux terminal

When reading a Windows log file in a Linux terminal, I see a strange symbol “001E” How can I replace it by space? Maybe something like sed -e 's/010e/ /'
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Force sudo to ask for password once from outside sudoers

I'm trying to hack together my own Android app that opens an SSH connection to my computer, and sends commands. I am aiming to keep the interactivity of this process to a minimum, to make it have the ...
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How to set login screen resolution in debian

My Debian install (Linux machine 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Sun May 6 04:01:19 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux) is limited to 1360x768, but my monitor is capable of 1680x1050. There is no xorg.conf file so I created ...
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how to stop cp: overwrite './xxx' ? prompt

How can I stop the cp command from prompting to overwrite. I want to overwrite all the files with out having to keep going back to the terminal. As these are large files and take some time to ...
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sudo/su command for Red Hat Server 5.4

Without going into too much detail, I need to execute one linux command on redhat with root user access. Red Hat Server 5.4 does not recognise the sudo command. The command su can be used to switch ...
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Linux permissions for services

How do permissions work for services in Linux? I already know that I can set read, write and execute permissions for files and directories with chmod each for owner, group and other users but how do ...
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How to get out of the Linux Filesystem repair prompt after repairing the filesystem?

When I try to log into my FC16 VM, I end up on the Filesystem repair prompt. I am guessing this is an issue caused by the corruption of the filesystem. In this filesystem repair prompt, I am unable ...
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Linux run script automatically after boot [duplicate]

I want to start a script, which set the system time automatically after booting. I wrote the command date -s "12/31/12 23:59" in rc.d/rc.local. That didn't work. How to solve that?
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how can i find my system turn on and turn off timing

Is there is possibility to find my system turn on and turn off timings in last few days. i want to know last booting time of my system, and who operated my system in last day... thank you
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Network bandwidth & traffic monitoring [duplicate]

I have the following situation: Small network with about 30 PCs with wireless cards. A regular Asus wireless access-point which is connected to the server. Server is a normal x86 PC with Ubuntu ...
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Interpreting regular expressions using find in Linux confusion

I am attempting to use the find command and came across an article at http://www.linux.ie/newusers/beginners-linux-guide/find.php which states: The wildcard character is escaped with a slash so ...
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Setting up a shared folder in Linux

I'm trying to set up a folder in my home directory that will be shared with another user, but I can't get it to work. This is what I've done: I have tried two different ways using ACL's and ...
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Ubuntu can't install an older version of a package

When I try to do an apt-get install, I keep getting an error: Depends: libgtk-3-common (= 3.4.1-0ubuntu1) but 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.4 is to be installed when I run sudo apt-get -f install, I get several ...
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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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Error: “failed to connect to wpa_supplicant - wpa_ctrl_open no such file or directory” using netcfg with wpa_supplicant

I'm trying to set up netcfg so that I can finish installing Arch Linux (using the instructions from the Beginners' Guide and netcfg) and I passed over what was meant to be a short step. Open ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - keep getting “Server not found” for some websites

ever since last week , i've noticed that many websites cannot be accessed , and it doesn't matter if i use firefox or chromium as a web browser . as an example of such a website is: ...
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Why does Midori on Fedora Linux pretend to be Safari on Mac OS X?

If you are using Google Chrome on Linux then the User-Agent request header will look like this: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/21.0.1180.89 Safari/537.1 ...
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Two connections in Ubuntu

I have one wire that goes to my laptop. I can connect local network and adsl internet in Windows simultaneously. I created adsl-connection and it works well (I can browse Internet). But I can't ...
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Delete files at boot, or run script on boot

I need the CentOS system to automatically delete some files (if they exist) on every boot. I can write a PHP or bash script to actually delete the files, but how can I get the script to run on each ...
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HDMI to DVI-I adapter no signal without vga

I bought a computer monitor (MAG 22" LED H2201L-NS 1920X1080 2MS + DVI-D), and I have a laptop that only has a vga connection and an HDMI connection. bearing in mind that I want to connect it to my ...
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How to provide an alternate library path for one application only?

After installing the infinality font configs and recompiling freetype with some patches wine won't recognize freetype anymore. I've tried statically linking only freetype by modifying a slackbuild ...
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rm command and regular expressions via Linux BASH shell

I am attempting to use regular expressions to remove set of files however the bash shell returns the message rm: cannot remove `[0-99]+ -': No such file or directory rm: cannot remove `[a-zA-Z': No ...
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How do I change the default for the “df” command in unix/linux?

I'm trying to change a default for the df command. When I type the df command, I see the amount of disk free space listed in kilobytes. I want to change the default so that when I type in df alone, ...