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Can't boot linux besides Ubuntu

I wanted to switch to Linux, but the only distro so far I could even boot from a live USB was Ubuntu. I tried Xubuntu, Manjaro, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and none could boot, though when I tried ...
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Journaled filesystem for virtual machine

I have been doing some virtualization and am now wondering if it is a good idea to use a journalled filesystem inside a virtual machine or not. Of course a journal makes things a bit slower, but ...
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How to keep variable preserve while running script through ssh

I am trying to run while loop with read through ssh: #!/bin/bash ssh root@10.10.10.10 "cat /var/log/syncer/rm_filesystem.log | while read path; do stat -c \"%Y %n\" "$path" >> /tmp/fs_10.10....
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Matching a sequence of symbols in bash

I would like to list all Fortran 90 files in bash without files ending in _tst.f90. My best try so far is ls -l ../src/*[!_tst].f90 According to Bash reference on pattern matching [!_tst] takes ...
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How do I use the dictionary plugin for Synapse on Linux?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. Synapse is installed, as is the dictionary app. When I want the definition of a word - "rebarbative", say - I type it directly into Synapse. The only result I see is "No ...
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Can I get around using “pip install --cert”?

Trying to figure out if there is a way that I can avoid using the --cert flag to pip when I am installing packages at work. There is some issue with the proxy that only allows me to download the ...
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Group member cannot create files/directories in folder

I'm trying to set up my Linux server and I managed to get stuck at this point: I created a group called 'gitusers' and added a user to it (let's call him 'foo') I created a folder called 'website' I ...
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Check for Apache state in Linux

Hi i have a java application that starts/stops/restart Apache and it should also check for its status, so i have looked how checking for status of apache and it appears that you have to check for the ...
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Is it possible to format ps RSS (memory) output to be more human friendly?

Executing ps ux returns a nice list of process information, easy to grep through or watch. However, there doesn't seem to be much flexibility in the memory usage output; the RSS (resident set size) is ...
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ip namespace non-root shell

I am trying to run ssh command to another ip namespace. I can do it right now, but it runs as root. I want to run it as a normal user. I want to know if there is a way to enter a non-root shell in ...
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Filter Linux kernel messages from console with syslog-ng

I'm working on a network management script with Dialog and I would like to suppress kernel messages from ifconfig and brctl so that they don't scroll the terminal and break the pretty Dialog screen. ...
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Raspberry Pi as Download Machine?

I live in a country where internet speed is fairly low. I was interested if it is possible to cut down on my power bill by using the raspberry pi as a download machine (i know it can be done for ...
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How can I get the root account to generate an acceptable ssh key?

On an ubuntu machine I did the following: ~$ sudo su - [sudo] password for jamie: root@mydomain:~# ssh-keygen -t rsa Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/root/...
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Mac: MediaKit reports no such partition (dual boot with linux)

I am trying to update to OSX Maverick on my Mac, but i cant install it since it says "Disk cannot be used to start the computer", when i choose Machintosh HD as installation disk. I searched around a ...
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schroot build environment setup how to avoid bind-mount home

The recent linux distributions such as Fedora and Ubuntu all use chroot environment to make the build. Because when making the build often it needs to install some special tools, and to install to the ...
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GRUB recreate a partition before booting a certain OS

I am having a problem of managing the swap areas on my hard drive. Side story: Due to having only a few GiBs free on my C:\ partition, Windows regularly shrinks the pagefile (even though it ...
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How to remove files which are copied after running `make install`?

So the question is how am I supposed to uninstall or remove the files that has been installed after running the make instal? (Specially when I stop it in the middle of the process by a "Ctrl+C" or ...
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VNC Server running on Linux machine to access all the terminals open on the Linux

I have a Linux Ubuntu(11.10) box at work, on which I open 4 terminals and execute different processes(my code). I run vncserver on this Linux box, so as to access it remotely. When I login to my ...
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What is the difference between different “make” commands?

So after running configure file on source codes for different applications one enters make and make install to install the application. My question is what is the difference between make and make ...
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Listing packages in a repositiory?

I'm working on Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I want to install OpenStack, so I enabled the Cloud Archive repo: sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:havana After the subsequent update and upgrade, I noticed ...
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Play VLC stream without interface

I would like to use VLC to play an Internet radio stream without starting the GUI. Is that possible? I have explored the command line documentation for VLC a bit and I did not came to any solution. ...
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Multiple File Splitting in Windows or Linux

We have a 21TB LUN full of images that are approx 600K in size in multiple sub folders on the disk. We are trying to split the 21TB LUN into 8 smaller LUNs that are about 2.6TB a piece in order to ...
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Permission problems with rsync

I wanna do daily ssh synchronization of some of my local machines files with my server. I want to do this via rsync, since it sounds the most promising tool for this task to me. Sadly I get the ...
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How to get data shown out of workspace or directly from application?

I'm a new user, because until this moment I used to handle with everything by myself. My problem is complex so I think I chose the right section. Because of some reason I had to use another web ...
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Sending Mail on Linux via Bash/Command line

I'm currently trying to send mails via bash script on Linux. I searched the internet and found this code: echo "This is my body" | mail -s"this is my header" thisis@my.mail I don't get any ...
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How can I delete a user which is logged in and have a uid=0

I want to delete a user which have zero user-id but I found error : userdel: user hgw_admin is currently logged in.
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Allow to read and delete but not create files in linux directory?

There are plenty of questions dealing with the opposite case to this question, but I've not managed to find an answer for this way round. Is it possible to set permissions on a linux directory such ...
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How to set the default dimension of an application window

Every time I open nedit/gedit applications on my machine, the application loads in a small window. I have to resize the window each and every time. Is there any way to set a higher default dimension ...
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git revert changes except go extension files

git revert HEAD reverts all changes, but what I want to revert the ones except my go extension files? I want to revert all changes except the one with *.go I tried git revert HEAD ^*.go git ...
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ios7 loops on the “trust this computer” dialog

trying to transfer files to the work ipad via my debian7 box. When i plug it on the computer usb port, it shows the dialog about trusting this computer, and the computer shows a gnome alert about the ...
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Fedora nfs mount dissappears

I have a small host running Fedora 18 (3.6.11), with a nfs set to server a /mnt/dir. The problem on the client running Fedora (3.11.6) after just a minute or so the mount disappears. SELinux is ...
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confused about file owner in linux

---x--x--- 1 root stapusr 87992 Oct 20 23:44 staprun What I showed above is the owner of file staprun. But user root doesn't belong to groupstapusr. What does it mean? I assumed that before ...
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Rsync from godaddy to OS X

I would like to use rsync to backup my website to my local computer (OS X). I started of with this guide and got pretty far. I use the following rsync-line: rsync -PzrlptgD --del --delete-excluded -...
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Why doesn't my cron.d per minute job run?

I have thrown a bunch of darts trying to get a python script of mine to execute every minute. So I thought I'd simplify it to just do the "simplest thing that could could possibly work" once per ...
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Getting rid of GNU Emacs's menu bar in terminal windows

How to get rid of Emacs's menu bar in terminal windows? The standard answer is to put (when (not (display-graphic-p)) (menu-bar-mode -1)) in init.el. However, this solution is not good, because ...
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SSD cache to minimize HDD spin-up time?

short version first: I'm looking for Linux compatible software which is able to transparently cache HDD writes using an SSD. However, I only want to spin up the HDD once or twice a day (to write the ...
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uuencode to attach all files in a directory

I am using uuencode and mail to do basic file attachments to an email. $ path/to/targetdir/audio.gsm audio.gsm | mail user@mail.com This works but my problem is I am trying to find a way to ...
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Logrotate not doing any rotation

I just set up LogRotate on my RHEL6 server so that it rotates my custom Apache log files. However, it doesn't do anything when i try manually running it. I expect it to rotate the log files "access....
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what is way to set Proxy in Chrome in Linux

When i go for change proxy setting in chrome it appears as about:linux-proxy-config.Please also tell me how do I install Proxy switchy in it.
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Run a local command after closing an SSH connection?

I've set up my zsh to update the XTerm title whenever I change directories. It's neat! Unfortunately I have one common problem, which is this: % cd foo; # title changes to "host1:~/foo" % ssh ...
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nandinstall on cubieboard fails:

I'm unable to install onto the nand on one of my cubieboards. This is the error message: cubie@Cubian:~$ sudo ~/nandinstall/install.sh This will completely destory ...
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What does *:* in lsof output stand for?

While executing the command /usr/sbin/lsof -l -i -P -n as the root user, I am getting this output. COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME ... httpd 9164 70 3u ...
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Append text with dynamic value in a text file by echo command in bash

I want to append some text in a file through a shell script. I have the following script bash -c 'echo -e "\nserver.id=$1" >> file.properties' saved in the file script.sh This is how I run ...
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Grub Rescue - the laptop won't boot at all

First of all I'm italian, so I apologize for my bad english. Second, i have a big problem. I have a new Sony Vaio Pro 13 (so, it's an ultrabook WITHOUT the CD drive), which had Windows 8 pre ...
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Fastest way to delete a non empty directory in Linux

I use the command rm -rf directory but i came across the following article : Article That suggests that rsynch to an empty folder is the fastest way? rsync -a –delete empty/ a Why is this the case ? ...
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linux mint VIA sound issue

So I installed linux Mint 15 "Olivia" 64 bit on my Mecer W550EU laptop I have HD Audio with a VIA chipset charles-W55xEU charles # lsmod | grep snd snd_hda_codec_hdmi 36913 1 snd_hda_codec_via ...
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Elementary OS Luna 0.2 Synaptics Touchpad settings persistent

I have a problem making my touchpad settings persistent. I have installed Elementary OS Luna 0.2 few weeks ago, I'm quite new to linux but know my way around the computer. By default my Two Finger ...
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How to resolve conflicts when two binaries have the same name

Running OS X (10.9), I have a program called 'HEAD' in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/, which is related to libwww-perl. The OS also has an unrelated program called 'head' in /usr/bin/ Since the ...
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Installing openssl on RHEL 6.2

Trying to install openssl-devel on RHEL 6.2. yum install openssl-devel And i am getting this error: --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: Package: glibc-2.12-1.47.el6.i686 (rhel62) ...
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Use an audio/video file from a Linux laptop via USB to be played by Magic Sing ET-23H

I am one of the technical directors of a regular karaoke contest event. For the karaoke contest itself, due to tight budget, we are using what one of the sponsors are providing - Magic Sing ET-23H . ...