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How do you add a MAC-based routing whitelist with DD-WRT and the OpenVPN client?

I have an OpenVPN client set up on my DD-WRT home router which maintains a VPN into my workplace. Slight problem: I don't want random lusers who access my wireless AP to have access to my company's ...
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rdiff-backup over existing backup

Is it possibly to run a rdiff-backup to an existing old plain tree copy of the files to backup? What options should be used?
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How can I run a headless gvim to get syntax highlighted code converted to HTML?

I want to generate HTML files in batch to show some gvim colorschemes in action. I took my current solution from the script at http://code.google.com/p/vimcolorschemetest/, but this will open open a ...
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How to read mouse buttons from linux console using X10 mouse reporting?

I'm trying to read mouse buttons from the console without success. According to man console_codes the Linux console has X10 mouse reporting. This means that after enabling it (printf "\e[?9h") pressed ...
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Installing Java 1.5 on Debian

I'm trying to install Java 1.5 on Debian. But when I write apt-get install java-package in bash, the error unable to locate package java-package is shown. Can anybody help me?
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Shorewall NAT problem

I have installed and configured Shorewall with two ISPs. I want to provide Internet access to the clients and the other connection for servers connection and NATs. I can navigate both from the ...
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How to correct this Slax Module Manager issue?

I was testing some modules for Slax - some Gparted modules and some requirements for it - adding and removing them. But when I restarted OS, Slax Module Manager did not work anymore. When I try to ...
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Xorg mini DisplayPort to VGA 1680x1050 resolution probed but unavailable

On a Dell Xps 15 (L502X) if I connect an external Samsung 205bw with a miniDP → VGA adapter, I can't see the native 1680x1050 resolution as available, even if it's probed correctly by Xorg: [ ...
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Sync iPhone in Ubuntu 11.04

I want to sync music on my iPhone 4 (version 4.3.3) with Ubuntu 11.04. Is there any working way to do that? I've already tried Amarok, Banshee, and iTunes on wine. None of them work.
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Is there a distribution or a way to completely lockdown Linux from the get go?

What I mean by that is to have a barebones version of Linux installed with only the essential services running and only enabling services that are needed as they arise? Also is there a complete list ...
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Is there a version of Linux that looks exactly like Windows?

I am attempting to help out an unfunded community that would like educate young kids to use computers and since they are most familiar with Windows however do not have the money to buy licenses, is ...
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Using cookies with lynx

lynx -cfg=cfg.file $URL this works with the following contents of the .cfg file: SET_COOKIES:TRUE ACCEPT_ALL_COOKIES:TRUE PERSISTENT_COOKIES:TRUE COOKIE_FILE:cookie.file however, ...
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How can we connect to an SFTP server from a Windows machine to a Linux SFTP server using a DSA key?

As a Windows user, I generated a pair of DSA keys from CoreFTP Lite and sent it to a third party that runs an SFTP server. They told me that a valid DSA key needs to have ssh-dsa at the start and the ...
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How to make bootable USB with Linux Kernel alone?

I would like to boot the Linux kernel alone and run busybox, not including a GUI. How can I do that? How can I make a custom bzImage, initrd.img and how can I change the file structures in that ...
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How can I know what device nodes exist for a USB device?

I attached GSM Modem on Kubuntu Linux via USB. How will I know the exact path to the device ? It gets detected by the system and when I run lsusb I see the following: rvb@rvb:/dev$ lsusb Bus 008 ...
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How to get motion working with ftp server?

have tried changing the config file to this: target_dir ftp://user:pass@mysite.com:21/public_html/dir but motion returns errors. want to be able to put mysite.com/dir/stream.flv into a browser and ...
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Hibernate: Restart instead of Shutting Down

The Situation I have sort of an odd request. I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows and sometimes I just want to switch between the partitions without loosing the state of the OS I was currently working ...
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How to join/merge many mp3 files?

Searching Google on how to join/merge many mp3 files, it suggests that I should just cat them together. That might "work", but clearly it is not the correct way to do it, as each header and set of ...
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How can I run Linux and/or Windows on my Mac without Boot Camp or breaking these rules?

I would like to run Windows (XP preferred) games and Linux on my MacBook Pro I got from school. However, there are some rules I have to follow. If I need to I will try to further clarify the rules, ...
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What causes double slashes in Linux?

I'm installing TCE and see double slashes ( // ) in the installation path. Why they are there? 100% - /usr/local/games/enemy-territory//tcetest/ReadMe.rtf 100% - ...
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What does terminal refer to when using Linux?

I have come across the use of the term terminal, virtual terminals/consoles, real-text terminals but do not understand what terminal refers to. Does it refer to the screen that is in-front of me ...
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Is there a way to alter the colors used in TTY consoles on Linux?

By "alter colors", I mean something like change black from #000000 to #111111, and by "TTY console", I mean what you get when you do Ctrl+Alt+F1 from X11, not a terminal emulator like xterm or urxvt. ...
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What is the difference between mlocate and slocate in Linux?

Having gone through the /etc/cron.daily directory I noticed that there is only the mlocate.cron file in comparison to what I have seen on other material where they cite slocate.cron. Is there a ...
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Which UNIX or Linux distribution works on a Dell M5010 without having to compile any drivers?

I want to have UNIX or Linux on my laptop but I found that the wireless did not work on all the ones I tried. I have not tried again for over 6 months but don't have the time to experiment. It took me ...
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Use keys for mouse buttons on linux. Alternative to AHK?

On windows I have an autohotkey script which: Only works when caps lock is on Generates left, middle and right mouse button events when left control, menu and alt keys are pressed Allows holding the ...
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How does a multitouch monitor send the touches to a PC?

I'm fairly new to touch screens. I'm having a look on Amazon at multi touch monitors like an HP 2310ti and it seems everybody just accepts that Windows 7 can handle it out of the box. How does it ...
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Do I need a ftp server daemon to be running on my Linux system to receive files via FTP?

Do I need to have a ftp server / daemon on my Linux box so that I can receive files? A use case of a system "receiving" files over FTP would be, for example, the way WordPress plugins are installed ...
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Are packages within a Linux distro interchangable?

Are the packages interchangeable "within" Linux branches? Between branches? Where is the dividing line? For example, within the Fedora branch there are various Desktop Environments, each with their ...
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How to delete entire system using Terminal

How can I delete my entire system using terminal? I know that the beginning is rm, but then what?
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what is the command for listing files/dirs recursively of specific directories

suppose in my current directory, I have 50 sub-directories. Now, I am interested only in about 20 of those sub-directories (whose names match a pattern). I would like to recursively list the contents ...
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How do I improve wireless connectivity on my MacBook running Ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my MacBook and it's great. The only problem is the Internet speed... on Mac OS X it is much faster which doesn't surprise me because both have been optimized to run ...
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How can I see all the drives on my system, both mounted and unmounted?

How can I see all the physical hard drives on my Ubuntu system — regardless of whether they're mounted — as well as their partition info, sizes, &c.? I have three physical drives, but ...
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Which graphics card manufacturer has better drivers for Linux? [closed]

I am looking to upgrade my graphics card for my Linux box (it's actually dual boot). Currently I have an nVidia card and I am reasonably happy with the proprietary drivers. What is the situation ...
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Where to put program in linux file system

I have downloaded DavMail and its currently living and running from my /home/user/Downloads/DavMail in this folder is davmail.jar davmail.log davmail.sh Lib/ I run the davmail.sh file which ...
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How to check if ssh automatic login is setup between two machines?

I have a cluster of 50 machines and some machines already have ssh automatic login setup but I want to be able to check this with a script. Is there a command that help me do this.
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Deleting content in swap space and emptying cache using terminal in linux

Wish a script which would delete cache content and remove additional files which have been downloaded via the internet and saved voluntarily by the user and files any thing other than those used by ...
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How to perform root level commands on Linux (Fedora) Live Media

I need to use Live Media to make changes to a hard disk drive. I tried to sudo to no effect. Seems like it would be troublesome to authorize root access on Live Media or have sudo allow commands ...
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How to restore bootloader or bootsector for Windows Vista?

I've restored NTFS containing Windows Vista. But the bootloader or bootsector got corrupted. How can i detect what of them got corrupted? How can i restore bootloader if it's corrupted? How can i ...
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How to create script auto run without choose on Ubuntu?

I create a script and when I execute it, a dialog show for me choose one option: Run in Terminal, Display, Cancel and Run. I want run it automatically without choose option. Anybody know how ?
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How to create script auto run without choose on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create script auto run without choose on Ubuntu? I create a script and when I execute it, a dialog show for me choose one option: Run in Terminal, Display, Cancel ...
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How to recover NTFS partition from Linux?

I've formated partition to empty - only erased information that partition is NTFS. Partition data haven't been changed. So i think only little change to partition table is required. How can i ...
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How to stop my mouse from moving through the right edge of the screen on Kubuntu?

I just installed Kubuntu. The hardware includes two current generation ATI graphics cards in crossfire configuration. I have only one monitor plugged in. Kubuntu's Display and Monitor settings ...
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Home Linux server is slow (but fast to the outside world)

I have a Linux server connected via Ethernet to my router. If I connect to the server from a laptop via wireless (192.168.2.2), all requests - whether terminal or HTTP - are slow. It takes a long time ...
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How to convert a text file from Shift JIS to UTF-8 and back from the terminal

In order to make this conversion I have to use a text editor. This is tedious. Is there an easier way to do it, like some program I can run from the Linux or OSX terminal?
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Gentoo@neo wget problem

I have a neo freerunner, on which i'm installing gentoo. I need to run layman -S but it fails to download repositories.xml from www.gentoo.org. When i try to download the latter with wget it fails ...
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How to increase stack limit permanently without restarting

I need to increase the default stack size on Linux. As I know there are usually two ways: ulimit -s size /etc/security/limits.conf The ulimit method only works as long as I am logged in. ...
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Does running commands verbosely make them slower?

I've found myself using the -v flag for lots of applications less and less (especially for trivial stuff like tar and cp). However, when I did and I was, say, unzipping a large file, it would take ...
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How to automatically add a protected key to ssh-agent on startup?

I am using gdm to start awesome wm via .xinitrc. I like awesomes usability and gnomes integrity and so far most of the startup programs work fine but i am fighting with ssh-agent. When starting gnome ...
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dm-crypt/LUKS passphrase/keyfile length

I have a couple of dm-crypt/LUKS related questions. Setting up dm-crypt/LUKS with these settings: cryptsetup -c aes-xts-plain -h sha256 --key-size=256 -y luksFormat /dev/sda1 (1) Considering the ...
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How to copy directory into another preserving specific directory structure?

I would like to find the command that copy my eclipse options to another workspace: /home/me/myWorkspace/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.runtime/* There is only one directory ...