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Linux memory full, process memory usage doesn't add up in top

I have a computer with 16GB of ram. At the moment, top shows all the RAM is taken, (NOT by cache), but the RAM used by the various processes is very far from 16GB. I have seen this problem several ...
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What happens if mv is interrupted?

What happens if the Linux mv command is interrupted? Say, I'm moving a whole directory to some other place and interrupt it while it's moving. Will the source directory still be untouched?
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hidden file consuming disk space

The following file is consuming a lot of disk space. Can I remove this file? /opt/wlt-tomcat/logs/.catalina.out.swp What this file is used for?
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View bad blocks on mounted ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem

I've ran fsck -c on the (unmounted) partition in question a while ago. The process was unattended and results were not stored anywhere (except the bad block inode). Now I'd like to get bad block ...
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linux: How to sync two video players on two computers?

Two GNU/Linux computers are playing the same video with mplayer (or vlc or whatever). How to sync the pause/seeking/FFw between them. Like when I press pause on master computer, the other one is also ...
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problem with linux usb device permission on reboot

THe below output from my terminal probably should make sense to those able to help: [root@Plugbox ~]# cd /dev/bus/usb [root@Plugbox usb]# ls 001 [root@Plugbox usb]# cd 001 [root@Plugbox 001]# ls -l ...
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split files on windows compatible with linux cat

I need to split up a large file on windows so I can upload it in parts to a linux machine. I'm looking to do the opposite to this hopefully with some native utilities to keep it simple. I understand ...
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32-bit color in virtualbox

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 (using the old version because it's bundled with PHP 5.2.10 instead of 5.3.x, which is a requirement for me with the project I'm working on). However, I can't figure out how ...
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How long should it take for gparted to shrink a 44 GB partition down to 10 GB

I've had gparted running to shrink a Backtrack partition down to 10 GB from 44 GB. I was wondering how long that should take and wether or not it's jammed. It's been on "shrink file system" for well ...
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Increasing MySQLD SuperUser Slots

In my office we sometimes have servers that hit the max_connections limit. As we sometimes have scripts that take up that 1 extra 'superuser' slot for MySQLD, we'd like to raise that. Google ...
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What can I do about “cpio: read error while unpacking archive”?

I get the following error when I attempt to install a .rpm file: error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/local/jive/opt/openoffice.org/basis3.2/program/libicudata.so.40;4d805c75: cpio: ...
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Prevent RC commands from running

I am running a shell script from a rc file in Linux. The shell script is going into a loop which runs for 8 hours. Now I want to prevent the shell script from running when Linux boots or I need to ...
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Multiple monitors under X: eliminating gaps due to different monitor heights

I am using nvidia-settings to configure multiple monitors . The monitors' native resolutions are different, so this generates 'gaps' where the items are drawn on the virtual screen but not on any of ...
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Multi-button mouse on X11: How can I configure several buttons to act as the middle button?

I know how to make another button act as the middle button but how can I map several mouse buttons to the middle button? xmodmap complains if I repeat button numbers in the pointer option.
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Is there a Linux software to spell check .po files?

I am translating some po-files and I would like to run a spell checker over them. I have Ubuntu 10.10 and use gtranslator. As far as I know, gtranslator can't spellcheck the whole file. I tried ...
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Copy chrome browser history from windows to linux?

How do I copy my old google history from windows vista to fedora? Is moving user/AppData/Local/Gooogle/Chrome/User Data/Default to ~/.config/google-chrome/Default a valid way to do this or is there a ...
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Why is there a root process whose pid is changing all the time?

It's pid is increasing all the time... I'm writing a program to display all the process's info, this process really bother me. Oh..the Chinese words are sleeping..., can't use, can't use
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Accidentally wrote over the wrong partition

When doing an install of Linux Mint, I accidentally installed on a partition that already had data on it, so now that partition has a clean install of Mint instead of the data that was there before. ...
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Can I take a vm instance and move it to a bootable disk?

The performance of my suse install under Virtual Box is starting to affect my work, and I really need access to my real multi core CPUs - can I take my vm and stick it on a bootable SD or external HD? ...
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need backup of partitions

I've got some partitions (with /home) on my second disk and I'm having some problems with him so I chose to trash it. But is there any possibility of remounting home from this disk to my first one ...
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Swapping numbers and symbols in X11, but keeping alt+n

As a work-environment optimization, I'd like to switch the numbers and symbols at the top of the keyboard, so that when you press them you'd get the symbol by default and the digit when you hold down ...
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multilingual font in gimp (ubuntu linux)

I have some hindi fonts in my linux (they even work in vim, when I try to to view some downloaded hindi webpages). Now, in gimp, it does show various multilingual fonts (hindi as well as others). ...
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How can I find out which process is listening on a port on linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding the process that is using a certain port in Linux How can I find out which process is listening on a port on linux?
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How to take incremental backup in Linux?

I'm trying to take backup for my data for rhel, but I not able to take all backup. Could anybody help show me how I take incremental and full backups? What is the process?
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Running a program on boot from cd

Can anyone tell me how to create a cd which when booted from will automatically run a script I choose? I am trying to read the contents of the RAM before the system entirely boots so it must be ...
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How do you connect to a remote linux server (graphically) with Open Text Exceed

I have a server which I need to connect to and run a graphical program on. I know that you can do this with Open Text Exceed, but it's been years since I've done this and the last time I did it was ...
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How do I install color schemes for Emacs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I apply a color-scheme (.el file) in emacs? I'm looking at the directions on this site, but under the heading Installing, it asks me to move a couple of files to ...
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How to fit an application onto the screen with proper size?

I'm running Ubuntu server, and I've installed X and Chromium, which both start on login. However Chromium doesn't fit on the screen properly. I've found several fixes for people who have a window ...
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tput bel on linux ssh server

Suppose I'm connected to a computer A (ssh-server), via ssh through a computer B (ssh-client). When I run the command "tput bel", how to make the noise on the computer A instead of making it, as ...
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Debian software raid 1: boot from both disk

I newly installed debian squeeze with software raid.The way I did was, as also given in this thread. I have 2 HDD with 500 GB each. For each of them, I created 3 partitions (/boot, / and swap) I ...
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Using Samba to share a folder from a Linux guest with a Windows host in VirtualBox

I would like to share a folder from a Linux Guest with a Windows host (with read and write access if possible) in VirtualBox. I read in these two links: here and here that it's possible to do this ...
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How to tee to stderr? (multiple sinks in one pipeline)

some_source | (tee /dev/stderr | sink_1) 2>&1 | sink_2 Seems to fail. How to do it right without of any temporaries?
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uncompress gzipped encrypted file

I have got a backfile with extension .tar.gz.enc. After fooling around I found out that it is encrypted gzipped tarball. Now I want know how to decrypt it.
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`mencoder` captures 10 minutes of audio in less than 10 minutes. How come?

I'm using mencoder to capture audio from a Encore ENLTV-FM3 video capture device. I have recently noticed that, since one week ago, when the machine was forcibly restarted due to a power outage, all ...
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How to change the internal wlan in laptops/netbooks?

as I use mostly linux, I'm trying to customise my netbook and my wlan is my only rock in the path of a fully open source supported netbook ... Plug and play in linux Here's what I need to swap/switch ...
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What kind of file system which can be read by MacOS X, Linux and Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-platform file system Can you please tell me what kind of file system can be read by MacOS X, Linux and Windows? And it can create a file greater 4 GB?
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Is there 'file indexer' for EVERY file on linux?

I'm using winXP and openSUSE... On win, I have 'search everything' tool, which indexes every file in comp.. Is there a similar tool for linux.. It saves me much time... Thank you... ...
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RHEL6 - disable the tiered-progress bar during boot

How do you get RHEL6 to display the "traditional" display of startup information instead of the tiered/stacked progress bar? The standard info dump is displayed during shutdown.
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Copying large number of files in windows

I am facing problem in copying a large number of file 18 lakh (18,000,000) files from my personal hardisk to another hardisk each file is very small and size of folder is around 3.95 GB copying files ...
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Advice on Windows 7 Host and Ubuntu Guest - from WAMP

I have been using WAMP for a while on windows and I thought it was about time I moved over to a full server environment on linux. I chose ubuntu and I have installed and configured as a virtual ...
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Is there a way to change the GTK theme for applications run as superuser on KDE?

When I run GTK applications on KDE, they use the QtCurve theme that matches my color and font scheme as configured in the KDE System Settings application. However GTK applications run as superuser ...
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Software solution to switch between computers using KVM switch

I am using a Fling KVM switch (by Belkin), to connect 2 computers to my monitor One computer is running XP and the other is running Linux. My wireless switching mechanism has just gone the way of the ...
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ubuntu 3 monitors, 2 video cards not working

I'm trying to get ubuntu working w/ 3 monitors. I have been given 2 video cards lspci | grep VGA 20:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450] 25:05:00.0 ...
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Less hotkeys not working, printing keycodes instead performing action

When I try something like php -i | less Less is not responding to hotkeys, but prints them like pressing "q" results in statusline :q PageDown :^[[6~ Pressing ENTER like "executes" the ...
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How can I create an external SSL wrapper/tunnel page for an insecure webpage behind a firewall?

I have an security cam with a built-in webpage inside my home network. That camera is using basic HTTP authentication instead of SSL. I want to be able to access the camera's webpage from outside my ...
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Mount a disk image root has no access to

I need to mount a disk image located on an NFS network share without copying it first. Only a non-root user (apache) on the RHEL 5 machine I'm on has permissions to access the files on that network ...
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error propagation not working in bash

I have a script which goes as below... some function definitions on top and one of them is... function err_out { trap 'echo "ERROR in $STEP function. EXITING!";exit 1' ERR #some more ...
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Is there away to mount a file.tar.bz2 without extracting onto your fs?

Is there away to mount a file.tar.bz2 without extracting? I don't care if it is read only. Hopefully your answer will also apply to file.tar.gz as well. "mount" in this context is meant to be akin ...
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My system's log time seems strange

I have a cron session running every minute so I can get a log in /var/log/message every minute. But sometimes the timestamps of the log messages go abnormal. For example, a 12:20:20 message comes ...
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Two networks cannot be accessed simultaneously

I have two networks on a server. One being my internal network, and the other being an external IP address. This is on Debian Lenny. Here is my /etc/network/interfaces file: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet ...