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Not able to mount/install vmware tools

I'm using the vmware player 6. I installed Mint 15 Olivia (MATE 64bit), everything is fine...except that I cannot install vmware tools. When I start the vm and click im vmware menu: player/manage/...
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How to get Apache2 to wait for network initialization?

Server just upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy. After reboots, I noted that apache2 wasn't starting, so installed bootlogd to inspect the output of init scripts. The error output from apache start was, ...
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Why does Ubuntu mount the wrong partition as root?

I am messing around with a problem of Ubuntu mounting a backup of my root partition residing on a different disk as / instead of the real one. I think the problem has been triggered by a clash of ...
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Get the last change time of directory recursively

How can I get the last time any of the files in a directory or its subdirectories has changed? e.g Dir - changed 1/1/1 Sub Dir 1 - changed 2/1/1 Sub Dir 2 - changed 3/1/1 File ...
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how to stop bash from printing alerts?

When killing a process with kill -9 $PID &>/dev/null in a script, a message is still printed to the terminal after the next command terminates. How do you stop this behaviour? For example ...
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VM on ESXi host - How does one make externally accessible?

I have a home server running ESXi v5.0.0 with a VM guest OS (linux) up and running. I have apache 2.x installed and serving to my machine (i.e I can access the default apache page when going to http:/...
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Linux ethernet traffic capture

What programs under Linux can capture ethernet traffic? And which ones from them are maintained and most comfortable?
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Keyboard no longer works when entering BIOS

I am trying to boot from USB so I can install a couple different Linux distros. I can enter the BIOS, but as soon as I enter the BIOS the keyboard lights switch off (Num Lock and Caps Lock) and I ...
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KDE global shortcuts stopped working. KDED trouble?

I'm running the latest KDE4 and have gotten used to my Yakuake dropdown console. The problem is that the global shortcuts in KDE stopped working, which basically makes my whole environment unusable ...
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Clipboard management like Linux in Windows

In Linux, if I select a text I can paste it in another place with a click of middle mouse button and there is no need to right click and copy or using ctrl+c hotkeys for doing so. Also the selected ...
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How to specify download directory in Linux?

I am new to Linux, running Fedora 13. If installing from source, how do I specify the directory into which I want to download the file? I have a Download directory set up in my home directory but ...
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OpenSSH server refuses to accept key authentication unless logged into server locally

My server is running Ubuntu-Server and ahs OpenSSH-Server installed on it. I set up the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to accept and require rsa keys, it looks for keys in the 'AuthorizedKeys ~/.ssh/...
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Changing netgear router telnet root password

I have a Netgear JNR1010 router but I am not able to change the router's root password. Router Firmware Version is 1.0.0.18 I tried multiple commands in the Busybox console that came up, BusyBox v1....
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Hanging on “Scanning for Harddisk partitions and creating /etc/fstab” when trying to install Damn Small Linux

Following a suggestion made before, I'm trying to use UNetbootin to install Damn Small Linux on a Windows computer. I'd like to reformat the entire HD and install Linux on it. I installed UNetbootin ...
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Using CERT Tapioca on VirtualBox

I'm attempting to use Cert Tapioca (http://www.cert.org/blogs/certcc/post.cfm?EntryID=203) in Virtual Box so that I can test the SSL/HTTPS security of all the sites I have browsed. What I did is, ...
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How to fullscreen application across both monitors of dual head display?

I have two Ubuntu 10.4 machines (and Ubuntu continues to hide more and more xorg.conf config such that I no longer know where to find it). One is a laptop running dual headed - DP1 is the internal ...
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memory usage linux in top is not correct

I am a bit worried about my linux vserver box. No more memory is left. To investigate this issue, i was looking at "top". But it deeply confuses me. It seems that no more memory is left, altough ...
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How to make Xephyr to hide its background (rootless mode like in Cygwin/X)

Cygwin/X and Xming can run in "rootless" mode that seamlessly integrates "inner" windows to the host environment. Is there similar mode for Xephyr or some equivalent program? I want Xephyred windows ...
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How to access linux disk from windows 7? [duplicate]

I have a computer with Linux installed. And I want to be able to read and write data to its disk from Windows 7. Is there any software or does Windows 7 have any functionality for it built-in? I've ...
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unexpected behaviour of Ctrl-a x and Ctrl-a X in screen?! regions, locking

According to the screen manual (version 4.0.2.) C-a x C-a C-x (lockscreen) Lock this terminal. C-a X (remove) Kill the current region. But what actually happens when I use it (...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Keyboard and Mouse Freezing Problem

I had a partition setup with Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 dual booting. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 by installing fresh from CD but leaving the previous /home folder as is. Things seemed to be ...
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How to make Windows 7 Network show Samba share after VM is rebooted/restored?

On Windows 7, I have VirtualBox running Linux (Ubuntu 8.04), with Samba set up so that the Windows host can access it. But if the virtual machine is shut down & restored, or rebooted, the Windows ...
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What is the keyword in .ssh/config for tunneling in the background?

In command line option, we can specify -N -f to let it run in the background. How about the identical keywords in .ssh/config? Instead of doing ssh dest -N -f -L 1337:localhost:1337 I would like to ...
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How to automatically change permissions for files copied to a directory?

I would like to automate changing permissions for files copied to a directory. For example, any files copied to folder X should have mode 755, and any files copied to folder Y should have mode 700. ...
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How do I make a virtualised WAN?

I want to create a virtualised WAN. As in, I want to have a couple of VMs (VBox) on one physical host machine, that exist on separate LANs, but that can talk to each other. Do I make the VMs, set them ...
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Windows equivalent of the Linux command “chmod”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Program to change file permissions in windows What can I use to set/change permissions on a Windows folder than not the Windows-based solution? There is an equivalent ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu from another Linux system? (Gentoo in my case)

Is it possible to install Ubuntu NBR on a harddisk that is currently installed in another Linux system (Gentoo in my case). I want to reinstall my Media Center and Home Router (running Ubuntu NBR 9....
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When I reboot going from Linux to Windows, the USB keyboard and mouse don't work

When I'm on Linux and I reboot the machine and choose to boot on Windows 7, the keyboard and mouse are turned off, like they aren't receiving power. After another reboot they work fine (unplugging and ...
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ubuntu 64 or 32 bit for macbook/vps?

i've got macbook pro and wonder if i should use 64 or 32 bits ubuntu server? and then i've got a vps not hosted by med. how do i know what version to choose? how do you check how many bits your cpu ...
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Installing Ubuntu to dual-boot from mSATA

I'm about to recieve a 2012 Dell XPS 15 with 128GB mSATA and 1TB 5400rpm HDD, it should come with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I understand that Smart Response Technology (SRT) in the Intel Rapid Storage ...
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Remove Gnome windows manager and install the Xfce windows manager

Is it possible to install a different windows manager? Currently I am using an HP Netbook 210. The windows manager I am using is "gnome-shell" that comes as default with Fedora 15. However, I am ...
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“boot error” Message When Booting From USB in Laptop

Trying to boot Linux Mint 12 in laptop from USB. When I prioritize BIOS to boot from USB, I'm getting a "boot error" message [no other messages]. I press any key and Windows 7 starts booting. The odd ...
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Linux: image viewer with transparent window?

I would like to display a fully opaque image (e.g. PNG RGB8) on the desktop in an image viewer - but such that I can set the window (showing the image) to be, say, 50% transparent (so I could see ...
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SSL Root CA certificate is not recognized, although present in the trust store. Why?

Background: Ubuntu Server 14.10 64-bit on aws.amazon.com/ec2 Cheap PositiveSSL server certificate from COMODO 1 server certificate, 2 intermediate CA certificates and 1 Root CA certificate as ZIP ...
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How can I find out my WiFi adapter's MAC address on Ubuntu Linux?

What command can I enter in a terminal to find out the MAC address of my WiFi adapter?
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How can my home server accept and reply to connections from the Internet when OpenVPN client is running?

I have a headless home server running Ubuntu Server 12.04. A 3rd party website (to which I'm subscribed) periodically sends commands to a daemon on my home server which in turn responds to the 3rd ...
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Force command-line tool to use different interface?

I have a service which I want to run over eth1. But all my other traffic still needs to run over eth0. Is it possible to force a command-line tool or other application to use the non default ...
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locate doesn't find all the files it should

I type in locate gmp.h at the prompt and get the following: /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24/include/linux/igmp.h /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24/include/uapi/linux/igmp.h /usr/src/linux-headers-3....
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Moving from Vista to Linux

I am interested in changing the Operating system on an old laptop of mine from Vista to Linux. Problem is I don't know anything about Linux. I have been told Fedora is a good distribution for me to ...
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What do the columns in smartctl output mean?

Here's a part of my smartctl -H /dev/sda output: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 053 028 045 ...
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easy_install install Trac 0.11, but I want 0.12

I run the following on Debian: (#:~)- easy_install Trac Searching for Trac Best match: Trac 0.11.1 Adding Trac 0.11.1 to easy-install.pth file Installing trac-admin script to /usr/bin Installing ...
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What is the best way to undelete some photos on Linux? Is there any way to use foremost to only recover files that only contain some text?

I accidentaly deleted some digital photos I had recently taken, and I wanted to undelete them. I found out about Foremost, and it allows me to recover jpg files, but will fo that with all of the ...
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Is it safe to use the miredo-client?

This is how I can surf websites behind IPv6 networks under Fedora 14 before: ping6 ipv6.google.com connect: Network is unreachable solution: with root just: yum install -y miredo-client sed -i "s/...
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Linux: set up media server to stream video via the Internet?

How do I set up a media server in Linux which streams video over the internet? Is it easy to do this? I want a server that will actually encode video in real time to allow it to stream over sometimes ...
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How to get enable reiser4 on kernels > 2.6.38? Are there alternative FS like reiser4?

I can't find a patch for reiser4 for kernels newer than 2.6.38. How to access reiser4 on modern kernels? The only workaround I know is to use a thing like mountlo (filesystem running in UML kernel ...
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Bandwidth limit by Port on iptables

What iptables function would I use to bandwidth-limit all traffic on port 566 to 2KB/s? I'm confused about exactly how to do this.
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Changing kernel bootsplash image?

I want to display a custom boot splash image on my Beaglebone Black (running Ångström). I know of three places where images can be dumped to the framebuffer: Bootloader (uboot) - needs display ...
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Linux distribution with good OSS support

I hate the Linux audio systems. It's a mess, everyone knows about it, no one tries to fix it. Anyway, OSS is my choice usually since it supports my sound card, it works just perfectly. Almost no ...
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How can I install Linux on an old laptop without CD-ROM or bootable USB (have Windows installed)

I have an old Compaq Armada M700 laptop with 256MB of RAM and an 800MHz Pentium III CPU. I would like to install Linux on the machine for web browsing and use as an SSH client. Unfortunately the CD-...
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Ubuntu intrepid - static IP networking keeps restarting with DHCP

I've got a linux box with a static IP configured that seems to be ok. The static IP address works for a few hours, and then sets itself back with (what seems like) whatever DHCP tell it to use. Here'...