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How to use two search domains with pdnsd on Linux

I have a local network and a VPN connection - both with different domains. Is there any possibility to use both domains as search domains for DNS-lookup? I already got pdnsd to only lookup the VPN-...
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What are the Compile time considerations to reduce the size of binary on Linux?

I have compiled one utility and created the binary on my Linux System. But the size of this binary is 2.3 MB and I need to reduce the size of this binary. I tried applying STRIP on the binary but its ...
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Moving the files and databases from one server to other

I have to move my entire website with the source code , databases and other supporting software modules from one system to another. Both the systems have CentOs Operating system. Using putty I have to ...
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Ubuntu Update causes “Operating System Not Found” on UEFI system

I have an Ubuntu Edge E320, and when I got it, I remember hours of hugs frustration because it was very difficult to get an OS onto it. Eventually, I made to install Ubuntu 12.10. I updated to 13.04 ...
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how to disable Hardware prefetcher in core i3/i7

Is there any way to disable the hardware prefetcher in Intel core i3 /i7 ? Although I have posted related question in stackoverflow, but no solution till now. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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UNIX script to LPAD update query in cat file

I want script which will open the text file data and write update query to those file and save in SQL file which will get executed through cron. I have prepared command but its writing the update ...
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Logging lock-screen events

Problem See the exact date & time a user locks and unlocks his work station - running Fedora 18. Question Is there any way to log an event of a user entering and exiting "lock-screen" on fedora ...
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What is the meaning of -perm -400 in find command?

I found in a text the command find / -name "foo" -perm -400. What does the -perm -400 indicate?
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is there a way to completely delete Chrome OS on a chromebook - and install linux (not dual boot)

I'm looking to buy the latest fanless HP or Samsung Chromebooks. However, I want to install linux on it and delete Chrome OS - is there a way to do this ? I am familiar with Crouton and ...
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Why can't I cd into a directory that is owned by a group that I belong to? [duplicate]

In the home folder of the pi user on my Raspbmc distribution, I have the following directories: $ sudo tree . -L 2 . `-- downloads |-- complete `-- incomplete They're owned by the debian-...
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Murrine engine on GTK3?

I'm trying to use a GTK theme which requires the Murrine engine, so I installed gtk2-engines-murrine from apt-get. It works fine in most apps, but some such as nm-applet segfault as soon as I try to ...
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Audio Playing too fast on Ubuntu

I did a total reset of my netbook (Asus eee pc 1201ha) and I installed Lubuntu 13.10. The matter is that, whatever player I use, my music files are always played too fast. How can I fix it?
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radvd won't accept non-/64 subnets

I'm trying to set up radvd on a 6RD configuration (on Linux), where I have a /64 subnet, and I'm trying to use it on two distinct physical networks, so I'm trying to give each of them a /80 subnet. ...
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Using the root account on a single-user system [closed]

On Linux systems it is widely considered a best practice using the root account only on occasions that necessitate administrative privileges, or disabling it altogether and relying solely on sudo to ...
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Install Arch Linux on a already dual booted system

I am currently dual booting Windows Vista with CentOS. I need to replace CentOS with Arch and I am using Grub as the bootloader. Is it possible to install Arch without disturbing Windows partitions. ...
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How to get memory speed when dmidecode says “Speed: Unknown” and lshw just hangs

I'd like to get memory speed information, but dmidecode -t memory says Speed: Unknown and lshw prints out string DMI and then does nothing until I kill it. Is there other way to get this information? ...
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Import emails from Claws IMAP cache [closed]

I am trying to import an IMAP account composed of many folders from Claws Mail internal cache. Claws is unfortunately unable to export all the folders by selecting the root account. When checking the ...
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Raspberry Pi how to format HDD

Hi I am very new to Raspberry Pi environment, so looking for a bit of help to format a usb hard disk drive. I ran lsblk and got sda 8:0 0 37.3G 0 disk sda1 8:1 0 37.3G 0 ...
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Editing files on virtual machine

I installed virtul Linux on my Windows XP through Virtual Box for using Ruby on Rails, but found one problem all my files that work with Rails directories is on virtual machine and I can’t edit them ...
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Batch run mogrify including subdirectories

The command mogrify -format jpg *.NEF when run in a directory converts all *.NEF files to JPEGs. What I want to do is to be able to run mogrify in *.NEF files inside subdirectories as well using one ...
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Windows 7 doesn't boot when second hard disk is connected

I have two hard disks, one SATA and another IDE. I have windows XP and 7 on the SATA one, and Ubuntu on the IDE. Both of them boot and work, the bios recognizes them. After I installed Windows 7, ...
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how to get Geo::Coder::Many with cpan?

Ubuntu is installed for development of a Perl project. aptitude search Geo-Coder i libgeo-coder-googlev3-perl - Perl module providing access to Google Map Aptitude does not refer to Geo::...
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What exactly determines if a backgrounded job is killed when the shell is exited, or killed?

This question has come up quite a lot (really a lot), but I'm finding the answers to be generally incomplete. The general question is "Why does/doesn't my job get killed when I exit/kill ssh?", and ...
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How do I get the name of a network printer?

If I have the IP address of a network printer, how can I get its name using the command line? With the GUI tool system-config-printer the printer's name and IP address shows up in the list.
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Is there a fdisk command in Windows?

In Linux, there is a useful fdisk command. Is there an analogue for this in Windows? Specifically, I need to use (something like) fdisk -l.
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How do I view Linux file system drives on a Windows machine? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive that was used on a linux system to store a bunch of data. I no longer have access to that linux system any more but would like to view the files on a Windows machine. ...
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How to install Leiningen on linux?

I've just installed Ubuntu. I want to install Leiningen so that I can get going with Clojure. But it seems that downloading process in Linux is very different than Windows. In its Github repository, ...
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I suspect that my HDD is causing hardlocks, as all other components have been replaced. How can I check this theory and solve the potential cause?

I have had this problem over quite a while now, thorough multiple Linux kernel versions and distributions, as well as replacement of all components, aside from my main HDD - RAM, GPU(twice), mother ...
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Understanding how dnat works in iptables

I'm running 3 virtual machines with Fedora 19. The machine B is set up with two networks adapters and provides que channel between machine A and machine C. The machine A IP is set to 192.168.1.3 and ...
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More secure way to configure Centos/Apache for Multiple Users

I have a public Linux server running CentOS, Apache/PHP/MySQL. This server currently hosts multiple WordPress Blogs and Websites I am developing. Currently, I have "userdir" enabled, and set up ...
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Linux ubuntu password recover

Hi I had install my linux ubuntu in my window 7 platform but since I'm long time did not login and while I try to login again second time with my password..but It seems like doesn't work..can I remove ...
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How to delete all files inside public_ftp folder and its sub folders which are older than X days using Cron Job?

I want a way to run Cron job (automatically daily) on server that will delete all files only (not folders) which are older than X days from today's date, in the public_ftp folder and all its sub ...
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Virtualizing Windows with VT-d to play within it

I would like to know if what I want to is possible. First, here is my hardware configuration : MB : Gigabyte H77-DS3H Intel Core i5 3330 (3.00GHz) MSI Nvidia GTX 760 8 Gb RAM 1333 MHz What I want ...
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List folders in Linux which can only be seen if accessed

Maybe it is a amateur question but here it goes: At the university we have a folder /vol. This folder is absolutely empty until you "cd" into a directory which exist there. E.g. "cd /vol/...
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How to make my server public?

My computer is running on Windows 8. My web server is running on apache in Lubuntu 13.04 on VirtualBox. I have went to http://www.whatismyip.com and tried going to that IP address on my browser. It ...
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DD-WRT login does not work on Linux in Virtualbox

I am running on Windows 8 and installed Lubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox. I cannot login to DD-WRT in Virtualbox. I can login to DD-WRT on Windows 8. I have used the same credentials and tried many times, ...
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FFMPEG: NOT adding watermark to video

I diligently followed FFMPEG: how to add watermark to video? FFmpeg watermark but under linux (ubuntu 13.04 64bit) the command to WATERMARK video file stream a png watermark seems NOT to work ...
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Where are these S3 requests coming from?

I've recently been working to create a CentOS 6.4 Amazon machine image (AMI) from scratch to be used as a base image for running Postfix email services on EC2. In my quest to learn the process, I ...
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Remove folder structure from archive, ignore folder while archiving and fix error

I am trying to make a script to backup each of my plesk hosts to individual files, I am having two problems: I would like to remove the folder structure from archive, the tar is 3 folders deep I am ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 root.disk copied to another computer

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my acer laptop [installed inside Windows] and it has all the graphics like Compiz and drivers installed in it. So what I did was installed the same version of Ubuntu ...
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Is there any way to remove the caption blurbs beneath each of the application name headings in the whisker menu in XFCE?

I feel it is unnecessary and too much text becomes distracting and disorientating for me.
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How to chown a directory so that new files are also owned? (web server)

I'm operating my own development web server and have run into a bit of a squeeze. I have my server with disallowed root login and my own account, let's call it bob. I have apache2 virtual host set ...
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I install Ubuntu 13.10 and reboot and im on KDE desktop?

Hi I'm Jacob and I have no idea what's going on. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 today and was playing around with it for a while and dl'd a bunch of apps from software center and stuff. Eventually I ...
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Libreoffice readonly document with one specified name

I can't edit file with one name on my computer. When I try to save new file with name /home/lissin/Рабочий стол/Без имени 1.odt I got error can't save file. When I rename any other document to that ...
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unable to start apache after changes to rc.conf and resov.conf

I had a working configuration this morning with the following simple /etc/rc.conf ifconfig_rl0="DHCP" ifconfig_xl="inet 192.168.1.11 netmask 255.255.255." defaultrouter="192.168.1.1" I added the ...
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Return address with sendmail says '<user>@localhost.localdomain'

I don't know why, but the return address of an email sent through sendmail using mailx says <user>@localhost.localdomain even though I have set LOCAL_DOMAIN to jwd.sytes.net. It works when I put ...
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lost connectivity after changes made to rc.conf (freeBSD firewall)

I had a working configuration this morning with the following simple /etc/rc.conf /etc/resolv.conf is completely commented out. ifconfig_rl0="DHCP" ifconfig_xl="inet 192.168.1.11 netmask 255.255.255."...
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No module named yum after “yum update”

Amazon EC2 Linux AMI Python 2.7.5 yum 3.4.3 I recently did a "yum update" and I'm guessing this lead to my issues. Yum now does this: # yum There was a problem importing one of the Python modules ...
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How do I install GNU's 'make binary package' to android shell

I need make to install things, based on my current knowledge: I have reached a chicken and egg scenario. I have root access to the filesystem and shell, but the native android shell does not come ...
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Dual-boot more than two operating systems

I currently run Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual-boot system. I need Linux, but Ubuntu freezes at least once a day. So I want to replace it with another distribution like Debian or LMDE. On the ...