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How to tunnel HTTP over SSH via SOCKS?

This should be a simple issue to solve, but for some reason it's not working for me. ssh vps works just fine (I use authentication keys) I set up the tunnel with the command: ssh -C2TNv -D 8080 vps ...
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Eclipse with JAR - Classpath on OpenSuse 12.1

howdy! well i am brandnew to eclipse - i never ever used it so far! i run a OpenSuse Linux Version 12.1 - and all works fine. i am currently tryin to install the OSMGenerator - a tool that allows ...
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FVWM - Split Desktop into Multiple Virtual Desktops

I have a Linux virtual machine running within VMware Fusion 3. I have a dual monitor setup that runs thanks to the "vmware-user" application which enables both monitors as a single large display. ...
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How can I identify non-ASCII characters from the shell?

Is there a simple way to print all non-ASCII characters and the line numbers on which they occur in a file using a command line utility such as grep, awk, perl, etc? I want to change the encoding of ...
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How to change tiling layout in KDE 4.7

I am using KDE 4.7.4 and enabled tiling. Is there a way to see the current tiling layout and to change the tiling layout for a specific desktop, similar to what you would do in the Awesome window ...
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Using VMware Player to run Linux Distros via Flash Drive

I want to easily move multiple linux distros between my machines (Mac & Windows) via flash drive. Each machine will have VMware player installed to boot the OS rather than booting directly from ...
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Robust way to acces my computers behind NAT and firewalls?

I am searching for a robust way to access my computers (on any port when possible) whether they are behind several NAT gateways or not. By robust I mean I want to access the computers whenever they ...
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Linux drive automount point path conventions

Like many I have several physical disks installed in my system and I set them up to be constantly mounted to some paths. I want to find a conventional general approach to it. In my experience I've ...
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automatically mounting nfs shares on debian

I have a problem with automatically mounting nfs shares on my debian server. The server structure is a bit complicated. I have got a mac mini server with mac os x 10.7 and I am runnning Debian squeez ...
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Why does Netbeans ask for Master Password at the begining?

Upon switching to ubuntu, one of the differences I noticed was on netbeans. It asks for master password an every startup. I am wondering, why is this so? And why do I have to keep on doing this on ...
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Circular dependency in pip/virtualenv installation instructions?

This may be obvious to everyone else, and I'm just over-thinking things, but here goes anyways. It's obviously not completely circular, but the recommended path seems so. Since this has gotten really ...
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dh_make to build debian package need to manually hit <Enter> issue

when I run dh_make --native I get the following prompt: Hit <Enter> to confirm How do I escape this manual action?
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Catching forked subproceses

I'm running a game in wine that requires pasuspender to kill pulseaudio so the game can run on alsa. However, it looks like the script and wine itself are forking separate processes so that ...
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Directory “Bookmarking” in Linux

Aside from aliasing and links, is there an easy way in Linux to tag commonly used directories and to navigate to a commonly used directory from the terminal. To be clear the disadvantages I see with ...
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cd Command Linux and Mystery Flags

Platform: CentOS 6.2 Shell:tcsh I'm playing around with cd for a BASH script, and noticed the wondrous cd - option, but was left with many questions... Why the cd -? Isn't this redundant with cd ...
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Searching for a valid kernel header path…?

I'm trying to install vmware-tools on a linux guest but it gives me not a valid path error when I enter /usr/src/linux. The path "" is not a valid path to the 3.3.0-2-desktop kernel headers. Would ...
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Dualbooting, partitions or virtualization?

Hi, I am trying to have Windows 8 and Fedora 17 in a dual boot setup on my laptop. At first I installed Windows 8, gave it first 40GBs of the drive to play with ( windows installer cut off first ...
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linux migration/N high cpu consumption

on my linux appliance based on 3.0.0-14 kernel I got: RPN:/tmp# ps axuf | grep migration root 6 92.9 0.0 0 0 ? S Apr23 2788:33 \_ [migration/0] root 7 99.7 0.0 ...
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“idea net setter” 2g data card not detecting in linux mint 12 but working in windows well

My Idea Net Setter data card working in Windows 7 , but not working in Linux mint Model : EG162G The data card is USB type , driver and applications are available inside the data card memory for ...
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Best way to handle portable Virtual Machine instances?

Background: I have been working on Linux as my desktop OS for a couple years now. I love the development flexibility it provides. However, I also need to run windows since I do video and photo work. ...
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Shutting up KDE applications launched from the command line

Whenever I launch a KDE application from the command line, for instance okular to view a pdf, I get spammed with tons of warnings and various messages that I am not interested in. Even hours after I ...
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How to use Pendrive in a USB disabled Computer?

The computer (study lab computer) that I am using has its USB disabled, hence I cannot run or copy the programs that I have in my pen-drive. How can I run or view the contents in my pen drive. ...
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Create a tar and splitting it into multiple archives then putting them back together

I am using the following for creating the tgz files: tar zcf - /usr/folder | split -b 30720m - /usr/archive.tgz Now I get three files: archive.tgzaa, archive.tgzab and archive.tgzac So again I ...
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Compiling my own python has broken system scripts?

(For those not familiar with it, CrunchBang is basically a preconfigured Debian Squeeze.) So a while back, I was writing a script and wanted to use a Python feature introduced in 2.7. Since the ...
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System Memory: Only half is being displayed

Using multiple tools, I have verified that my computer can "see" that 8GB of RAM is installed, but only is using 4GB of ram. I've seen this behavior with: Memtest86+ 4.20: Memory SDP Information ...
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Network-dependent ~/.ssh/config?

In the office, I can connect to internal machines without a proxy, but need a proxy for external connections. Outside of the office, I can connect to other external machines without a proxy, but need ...
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Linux: groups vs. groups username

Does anybody know why the linux command groups shows a different output than groups username The logged in user is the same as the parameter username. Example: ...
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Root Can't Delete Folder It Owns

Platform: CentOS 6.2 Shell: tcsh .............................................................................................................. EDIT 2 Brian Swift has pointed out a workable solution. ...
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How to partition and format a new HDD when it is connected via USB 3.0 (Linux)?

I just received a new unformatted 2.5" hard disk (1 TB) and an external USB 3.0 enclosure to use with my laptop (Thinkpad). I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. How do I access and format this HDD ...
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How to list files recursively and sort them by modification time?

How do I list all files under a directory recursively and sort the output by modification time? I normally use ls -lhtc but it doesn't find all files recursively. I am using Linux and Mac. ls -l on ...
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How to burn a .cdr file using Fedora?

My Macbook crashed so I don't have access to DiskUtility to burn an OSX .CDR dvd. I have booted into Fedora with a LiveCD, but I cannot seem to find anything that will allow me to burn the cdr file ...
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tar error on debian linux

I downloaded a firefox tarball. When I try to extract Firefox-latest.tar.bz2 by: sudo tar -jxvf Firefox-latest.tar.bz2 some errors appear on the terminal: tar: .: Not found in archive tar: Exiting ...
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Linux and battery usage [closed]

I want to install a linux distro on my laptop but I do not want to have a massive battery drain. I remember reading some kernels drain the battery faster then others? Would Mint Linux or Ubuntu out of ...
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Extendable, multifunctional mediaplayer for linux (opensuse)

Can you please recommend me mediaplayer for linux with the following functions - turning computer off if playlist is finished and with ability to add outside audio track to video. Thanks
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can I clone Windows to another drive, install linux, and dual boot?

I have 3 drives, a 32 GB SSD running Windows 7, a 500 GB HDD with an NTFS Filesystem in use by Windows, and a blank 60 GB SSD. What I want to do is clone my Windows install (using Clonezilla) and ...
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Using find -mmin to find files with modification time in the future

I can use find . -mmin -5 to find files changed in last 5 minutes. However if I try to find files with modification time in the future by giving negative number find refuses to do it: find . -mmin ...
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Fedora 16: Failed to install scion-browser with cabal

It seems like on Fedora 16 cabal isn't able to install scion-browser from hackage because of some incompatibilities with respect to Fedora's shared objects. When I run cabal install scion-browser I ...
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rsync: copy tree including only one file on each level

I want to copy all files "pom.xml" from a big tree to a new tree: On each level of the src tree I have this file. I want to get the same tree structure, but ignore empty directories. sounds like a ...
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Linux guest under VMWare - Literally HUGE fonts in some applications and situations

So I have installed a Linux guest (Ubuntu 12.04 alternate with expert install), for development. (Easier than keeping around cygwin and stuff.) But it happens, that some windows come up with huge ...
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How to make BusyBox running where my backend operating system can be xyz?

I am trying to setup BusyBox on top of ArchLinux, Fedora or Ubuntu. So that when i telnet i can get something like this following: But how do i get started? Simply install Busybox on top of my ...
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Only init, telnet and sh is running, still memory leak. How to find reason?

We have problem with embedded linux boxes. Some boxes has a memory leak. None of the processes does not hold the leaked memory. After killing all possible processes, the leak still exists. When ...
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linux + Backup & Restore tool for Blade IBM/HP machines

OUR target - Backup & restore tool that can be put on a PXE server so that a client can be booted via network: I hope that I ask the right question, there are allot of backup & restore tools ...
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Inbox that other users can write to

I would like to create a directory /home/dotancohen/inbox/ in which other users on the system could write files to. I do not want them to have read or write access to /home/dotancohen/. I tried ...
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How to completely remove Calibre under Linux?

I installed calibre manually under Debian Linux Squeeze. Compare to its functionality, the mime-type problem of calibre drives me crazy! It associates almost everything with itself! Almost everything ...
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Missing segfault output in Linux terminal when running with “&”

I am debugging an application that has to run with other components. I am wrapping everything in a script: #!/bin/bash ./component1 > 1.log & ./my_application & ./component2 > 2.log ...
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Use the programmable button of an A4TECH mouse in Linux

I've got a wireless keyboard and a mouse (A4TECH 6100F) on Debian. This "smart" mouse has, I hope, a programmable button near the middle one. So, by default, when I click it, a string pastes from ...
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How to use compcache for Linux 3.2 (Debian Wheezy)

How do I set up and configure compcache for Debian Wheezy (3.2 kernel). As far as I can understand compcache is now in the kernel and is not to be found in the debian repo either. Compcache should be ...
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Crappy YouTube quality with HTML5 player?

I have a fresh installation of Fedora 17 Beta that I've installed the relevant codecs for. VLC seems to be handling playback. However, on all the YouTube videos with the HTML5 player the quality is ...
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Disable `ctrl+shift+w` shortcut in Firefox Linux

I want to disable the Ctrl+Shift+w shortcut because I sometimes press it accidentally when trying to Ctrl+Shift+e. Is there a simple way to disable this?
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How to map “special” keys of the keyboard to some mappings in linux?

I have recently bought a new keyboard, and it has a lot of unused special keys - like "launch Excel", "launch Word", etc. I suspect there is a way to map the keypresses on those keys to some useful ...