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Is it possible to run a Linux / BSD app on a mac?

I don't care if I have to add libraries or build whatever on my end. I'm just hoping since OS X has the foundations of Unix that there's some way to run a Linux or BSD client. Specifically, we need ...
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How can I `ssh -X host` into a Windows 7 machine and have Windows apps open in Gnome?

How can I ssh -X host into a Windows 7 machine and have Windows apps open in Gnome like they would if I were ssh'ing into another Linux machine?
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install sun java 6 and sun java 7 side-by-side on linux (fedora 16) using rpm

This is what I would like to achieve, but I'm failing (I'm a newbie in Linux). I have a Fedora 16 box (64 bit) and would like to install multiple versions of oracle java (java 6 and java 7 for the ...
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How To Customize My Command Line Promt For My Working Directory (Linux)?

How would I change this [Sat Jun 02 14:24:12 vivek@server:~ ] $ to [Sat Jun 02 14:24:12 vivek@server:myDirectory! ] $ while "myDirectory!" is customized string that only shows up when I am in my ...
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Ubuntu and XFCE: unmute sound

I've installed XFCE for Ubuntu and use it as my default X session. After this change some sound problems appeared: I can mute sound with alsamixer or with hotkey on a keyboard. But just reenable it ...
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Are files lost when making a new partition?

From my experience this is answer is no, but I was hoping to get some more information about this process. For example, say I install Windows using the full drive but later on I want to make a Linux ...
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RA5370STA Wireless Adapter Is Up But Not Working

I've installed the packaged firmware for a RA5370STA based wireless adapter. If I run iwconfig, it shows the ra0 device as up. However, I can't connect to any networks. I'm on Ubuntu 11.10.
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Rip files from data DVD (not actual DVD format) with command line (Linux-based OS)

I have a pile of DVDs. Some are actual playable DVDs with titles and chapters, and some are just data discs, with a collection of .wmv or .avi files. I can use Handbrake to easily rip the actual DVDs, ...
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RHEL5 + Awesome WM - How do i fix mod4 inversion (acts like mod4 is always pressed)

I built and installed Awesome WM on RHEL5. I have problem with mod4 acting like its always pressed. ie every time i hit "Enter" it acts like Mod4+Enter was hit. I have to hold down mod4 key (I ...
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which yum version can handle sha256 checksum

I am using redhat es 5.4, I add fedora 15 repo in yum.repos.d, the fedora 15 using sha256 to generate checksum. it seems the yum version I am using can't handle checksum generated with sha256. I am ...
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Searching for a Linux distribution that runs Mathematica 8 flawlessly

I've been trying Mathematica 8.0.4.0 in Arch Linux x64 with poor results: very frequent crashes when using any WolframAlpha[] functions. The errors involve Java, libc.so.6, and D-Bus. I've tried ...
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An esay way to empty a config file in Linux?

Is there a way to empty a configuration file in Linux without deleting it so that it won't lose the permissions? Thanks.
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how do I know which partition I'm running?

I would like to find the partition I'm running my linux, like SDA1 or SDB2, etc, How do I get this?
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Zombie process using 100% CPU

A zombie process, which should not be using any resources (RAM and CPU), is hogging up an entire core on my 8-core 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop installation. This is the output of ps -el|grep Z: F S ...
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How to make multimedia keys useful in KDE

In Gnome when I pressed the "play" button on my keyboard it would play/pause the song in a media player. In KDE when I press the play button nothing happens. I want to use this key to send a ...
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Remove mint 12 dvd version and leave windows 7

I dual booted my xp, installing linux mint 12 lisa with no problem. My brother decided to do the same, he dual booted his windows 7, installing linux mint 12 cd version, then upgraded to the dvd ...
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Avoid file system cache during read/write to flash memory

Is there a way to do kind of a direct i/o to the flash part on a portable consumer electronic device like iPhone etc. I want to do this to characterize the flash part performance and completely want ...
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Debian / Monit: mail is only sent to local system, not to outside address

I have a Debian server and have monit installed and running. I use the following settings for alert mails: set mailserver localhost # primary mailserver set mail-format { from: monit@abc.test } set ...
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Linux invoke key combination by CLI

Is there a way of invoking a key combination over the CLI? I mean something like: $ invoke ALT+4
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CLI Ubuntu lock screen after X minutes

Is there any way of making ubuntu (through CLI) to lock screen after X minutes? I need to do so for example: I'm watching a 2Hours movie, so I need to make ubuntu that after 123 minutes to lock ...
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OpenOffice “Java framework” Error in function createSettingsDocument (elements.cxx)

I have a problem with my openoffice.org on a RedHad version of linux. OpenOffice is successfully installed and from the command line if I run the following as root I get: [root@s15548792 ~]# ...
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How do I change the default startup directory in Cygwin?

Whenever I start cygwin, I need to cd several levels down to the only directory that I care about when using cygwin. How can I get cygwin to start in this particular directory by default...i.e., ...
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Basic command line tutorials for Windows and *NIX

I am writing "how-to"s for Plone CMS. Often "how-to"s begin with: you need to know the basics of command line use.. Are there any really basic tutorials for: Windows command line (cd, dir, ...
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Is Windows simple file sharing safe?

Windows (in this case XP) allows me to simply "share a folder" via its SMB protocol, and I can access it via Linux quite nicely (with Samba), no questions asked. That's what bothers me, it just does ...
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CUDA-Multiforcer will not work although CUDA Toolkit and everything is installed

I installed everything like here on my new Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop. Specifications: Intel core i5 2500k, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560TI CU II by ASUS So I installed everything but the ...
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How can I customize the OS login/password prompt in Linux?

When I log in to Linux, this is the prompt I see: login: Password: I want to change it to: Please enter the username: Please enter password: How can I accomplish this?
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restore /dev after `rm`ing it

during a gentoo install from the livedvd, there's one step to create a dev dir to be used later in the chroot of the target for the instalation it's done like that mount --rbind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev ...
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make gnome-terminal real transparent

I want to make gnome-terminal transparent. To do this I have to select option Transparent background and move the slider under Background tab from the menu - Edit -> Profile Preferences. It becomes ...
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Meaning of a compute node

I often here the word "node" being used in the context of parallel programming. For example from the following web-page I have the line All the compute nodes on all the the clusters at the CUNY ...
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How to I change the path when I log in as a new user in ubuntu?

I am running ubuntu on a flash drive. The default log in is "ubuntu". I installed Postgresql and created a new user called "postgres". However, when I switch to postgres with "su postgres", the ...
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Creating a symbolic link to a folder with ln command

I'm setting up the document root of my web server to point to a folder elsewhere on the disk. Should I be using a hard link, or a soft link, with the ln command? Also, I'm having trouble getting the ...
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Easy linux installs on window machines

I installed WUBI on my windows laptop. This is a simple installation of ubuntu that means I can easily boot up in Ubuntu without having to worry about partitioning drives. Is their an equivalent of ...
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Sorting files based on a timestamp within the file

I have a bunch of files which contain an ascii header with a time stamp WITHIN the file, followed by a large chunck of binary data. I would like to list the files sorted by this time stamp, at the ...
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Getting information about motherboard on GNU/Linux

If am using a Linux operating system, how do I find THe number of IOH chips in the system The number of CPU's connected to each IOH chip Whether the CPU's each have their own RAM or whether they ...
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Interpreting output of cat/proc/cpuinfo

How does one interpret the information printed out by the following command in Linux cat /proc/cpuinfo On my laptop, I get the following output: [gaurish108:~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo ...
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Interpreting output of cat/proc/cpuinfo

How does one interpret the information printed out by the following command in Linux cat /proc/cpuinfo On my laptop, I get the following output. Now it says that there are 4 processors on the ...
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Duplicating Linux-like user account permissions in Windows 7

I'd like to know what are the best practices for creating a limited user account in a Windows 7 system, much like the user environment in Linux, where you have the superuser and the other normal ...
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Linux Process Lifecycle Timeline Graphing/Visualization

Is there a tool that will monitor the creation and destruction of Linux processes and generate data that would enable me to graph these events with respect to time? Or, alternatively, the tool would ...
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Command to search where is the config file of apache in Mint

I use Mint and I often do sudo.... apt-get install xxx It works but later I never know where xxx was installed. I would like to edit-reconfigure my apache 'r root document to use with cakephp but I ...
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Linux CLI Connect Manager?

I am looking for a connection manager for Linux that runs in the CLI. To be clear, by connection manager I mean a program that allows you to create, save, and quickly launch remote connections. ...
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How can I determine if Apache is installed on a system?

I have Linux Mint on my computer but I don't know how to find out whether Apache2 is on it or where it is actually installed. I run my web browser (PHP installed) with http://localhost as a URL and it ...
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Capture the putty log to a file

I start putty from a linux terminal.When it starts/invoked i set the serial line and the speed option. I want to capture what ever that is shown on the putty to a file after doing the above.How to do ...
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Nano-like editor that support Ctrl+Backspace and Ctrl+Arrow keys

Does anybody know of a nano-like editor that supports Ctrl+Backspace and Ctrl+Arrow keys? Like in Windows, where you can delete and navigate words. I have been trying to learn the basics of Vim for ...
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syntax for linux/unix command “column”

Manpages for the command "column" show: column [-tx] [-c columns] [-s sep] [file ...] -s Specify a set of characters to be used to delimit columns for the -t option. I could not ...
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How do I display the available disk space of a mount in specific format?

I would like to display the available disk space of a mount in xx% format, For example: sh-3.1$ df -h /opt/Application/Disk1/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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What could cause strange characters in Vim?

I'm have this really strange problem in Vim using the NERD tree plugin, where, as you can see in the picture, the characters are showing up very strange. Where there is the ahat, ~V 3/4 it should be ...
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Trouble Downloading Drupal on Linux Permission Denied

When I try to download Drupal I get denied permission. How can I bypass this? /var/www$ wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-7.0.tar.gz This results in: --2012-02-08 21:20:17-- ...
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Is there a (free) way to set up remote desktop sharing without configuring the router?

I want to be able to access a linux machine at home from anywhere. I understand just enough about routers that I normally need some static ip address. I have read about DynDNS, and honestly do not ...
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iptables Administration in Redhat

Normally (that is, on Debianish systems), when you have to add a firewall rule uou have to put a defenition in the iptables.d/ directory and restart iptables. I can easily write a script to do this on ...
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Boot from flash drive then start VirtualBox

I want to put a very small OS on a flash drive with minimum necessary requirements for running VirtualBox 64 bit machines. Can I make it with Tiny Linux or something similar?