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Does the Raspberry Pi run hot? [closed]

I know they come out with a plugin computer called the Guru Plug a while back in which someone complained it ran so hot they burned their fingers while trying to unplug an ethernet cable: ...
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LDAP management hosted on linux for windows machines

I have an isolated lan with 30+ windows workstations conected to debian server. By saying isolated means that workstations do not have (and must not have) access to internet or other networks or ...
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How to properly end a KDE session from shell without root privileges

I am accessing the machine (OpenSuse 11 with KDE) over NX. I cannot use the Alt-Ctrl-Del shortcuts as it is captured by my system. The regular logoff button just ends the NX session without ending ...
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Script for Running Program from Command Line

I am new to Linux so please excuse my ignorance: On my current work machine if I type: $ matlab ...the machine is configured so that matlab is executed. I want to do the same thing for ImageJ ...
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man page show nothing but END, but it works after su

try the 'man man' command, show nothing but END symbol change to su account try the 'man man' command again, it works as usual I have no idea about this problem, any helps? thank you very much.
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Hard drive louder in Linux

When I run Linux (Any distribution it seems, Fedora 15, 16, Ubuntu from 2009 to latest version...), the hard drive seem to sound significantly louder. It seems a LOT more active when it read/write ...
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What options exist for setting up a subnet limited proxy server for all network traffic to a remote client?

I have a linux firewall / gateway (SME Server) and need to configure it to act as a proxy for a certain ip subnet and I'm not sure what server / daemons would work presently to meet my needs. As ...
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What does a wireless card need to work as an Access Point

What specifications does a wireless network card need to have to be able to work in a router? I heard that it is not possible to use a normal wireless card to handle more than one connection, so what ...
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Please recommend on Wifi USB adapter for Linux OS [closed]

Please recommend on Wifi USB adapter for Linux OS I searched Amazon, look like no one says it will support linux But I am sure some will. Please recommend. thanks.
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Why are my images getting corrupted in ubuntu?

I have a netbook running as a server for some web development I do. It's running Ubuntu. Whenever I put images on it, they get corrupted and do not display correctly. I've viewed them properly on ...
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How do I prevent GRUB2 from automatically booting into an OS?

I am dual-booting Fedora 16 and Windows 7, and using grub to handle booting. The default is set to Fedora, and I have a real problem with getting distracted during boot and having it boot into Fedora ...
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How do I edit a file currently being used by vi?

I am new to Linux and trying out Ubuntu 11.10. I am setting up a SSH server and one of the instructions asks me to edit sshd_config file using vi. In vi, I can't remember what happen (it's all a ...
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remote mysql connection timed out

I have a client on linux and the mysql server on windows I wanted to connect to mysql remotely 2 computers can ping each other without any problem in mysql server I set the permission correctly so ...
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If I export an environment variable in startup scripts does it persist?

When I create a startup script in /etc/init.d and do an export of a variable does this variable persist and is "viewable" to the started process? To be specific I have the following script to start ...
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Apply userdir to the APACHE_MODULES in OpenSuse 12.1

i am running opensuse 12.1 i have installed apache2 and all lampp-things via YAST. But i am not sure if all is done now!? linux-r4qe:/home/martin # apache2ctl -M |grep userdir httpd2: Syntax error ...
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Using spare pc as second monitor

I'm looking for a piece of software that can enable a second pc to function as a second monitor via network. Both pc's are running linux so I would like something like MaxiVista only for linux. Is ...
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How do I tell an app that the home folder is located somewhere else?

Here's the basic script from a batch file. I'm trying to do something similar to this, but on Linux that would tell Minecraft(Java) that the home folder was located somewhere else (like a flash ...
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Configuring Linux to use Windows proxy

I need a Debian box (without X) to use a Windows proxy server with authentication. Normally I can do this with the env variable: http_proxy=http://USERNAME:PASSWORD@PROXYIP:PROXYPORT ...
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Why can't I load a new kernel in? What went wrong?

grub still cannot load my new kernel, I did the following to install my new kernel: I extracted my new kernel source in /usr/src/linux-2.6.31.6. Added the rt patch patch-2.6.31.6-rt19 to it using: ...
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How to set wallpaper in wmii?

How to set wallpaper in wmii? I tried feh and xloadimage without any success. Is there any working example to set the wallapaer?
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Custom live Linux distro

How can I make a bootable CD / DVD / USB (read only) after setting my non-broadcasted SID and installing specific applications (Closed source FLASH if needed)? But still act like a Live CD (have all ...
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Test usb booting capabilities with qemu under linux

I am running Ubuntu Oneiric and just installed quemu to test if my usb device is bootable, because for some reasons, on my laptop the usb boots but on my desktop pc it shows Boot Erro So, does ...
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Fedora remix costumization

I am making a USB live image based on fedora 16 to be used by my students in the bioinformatics class, but, so far and from what i've seen, you cannot chroot into a fedora live image directory before ...
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Are world-readable/writable/executable links in /usr/bin security holes?

% ls -l /usr/bin/edit lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Jan 10 05:54 /usr/bin/edit -> vim* This seems to ...
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Running Chrome on Slackware

I am new to Slackware and most Linux distributions. I have properly installed the Chrome package, yet like most other packages, I do not think it created a binary for me to run; or at least I don't ...
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OpenVPN access to a private network

There are many similar topics about my issue, however I cannot figure out a solution for myself. There are three hosts. A without a routable address but with an Internet access. Server S with a ...
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How can I install git on a CentOS system without an internet connection?

I need to install git on a CentOS 5.6 64-bit system, but I do not have an internet connection, so I can't simply download it through yum. Also, I do not have gcc installed, so I cannot build it from ...
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Disable autohide for Gnome 3's bottom bar

I like to work with maximized shell windows, and very often notifications I care little about appear at the bottom of the screen, right on top of my command line that I'm writing. It would be much ...
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Can I use an entire drive for as a software raid member?

Can I use /dev/sda and /dev/sdb for my RADI1 configuration? Or do I first have to partition both with a single Linux raid partition?
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Error in repository initialization

I am running opensuse 12.1. When I start up YaST software manager I get an error: There was an error in the repository initialization. Error refreshing service Synergy ...
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Is there a way to start vim in read only mode

I use /bin/view as it is a safe way to view text files and not have accidental changes persist once I am finished. /bin/view seams to be lack features that normal vim has. Is there a way to start vim ...
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How to diagnose failing 6Gbps SATA connection?

I have a Samsung RC530 notebook and OCZ Vertex-3 6Gbps SATA SSD working in AHCI mode. # dmesg | grep DMI SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. RC530/RC730/RC530/RC730, BIOS 03WD.M008.20110927.PSA 09/27/2011 ...
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Is there an equivalent program to SyncBackPro for Linux?

We are migrating to Linux however one of the many programs we use daily is SyncBackPro. Is there a equivalent GUI application that supports command line synxtax?
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I can't get my domain to point to my server

I have bought a domain on Crazy Domains called techitproductions.com And at home i have a Linux Ubuntu Server running Apache, php5, ispconfig, courier mail etc... I have port forwarded port 80, 8888 ...
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ssh tunnel via specific interface

Client -ssh-> Server --> Internet Normally I initiate an ssh tunnel with: ssh -D 1337 admin@nas On the server I have two interfaces: eth1 and ppp0. Right now it uses eth1 when tunneling, but ...
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Changing the version of ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 in RHEL5.7

I'm trying to use shared libraries that don't play well with the ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 that is found in /lib64. I don't have root access so I can't change the file in /lib64. Is there a way that I ...
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What is a a good project and to-do manager for GTK Linux?

Can someone tell me the name of a good task managing program? I tried Tasque, "tasks", "planner", all of these are not sufficient. I need to at least be able to have recurring tasks, which none of ...
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Copy and paste not working under rdesktop

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04, connecting to a Windows 2008 box. I've got rdesktop configured to use RDPv5 (using RDPv4 is known to cause clipboard issues). The clipboard has worked just fine for most of ...
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nexus s ICS access PC host local server (virtualhost) when plugged

My problem is the following: I have a nexus s with ICS & a debian laptop with a local apache server using virtualhost (like http://myaddress.local/). And I want to access my local server from my ...
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Unicode characters display improperly in KDE and on the console in Arch Linux

I recently switched from OpenSuSE to Arch Linux. Files with unicode characters in the name used to display fine, but after the switchover I just get mojibake. For example, in my music library ...
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How can I configure apache 2 in ~/public_html on OpenSUSE 12.1

I have OpenSUSE 12.1 installed. I tried a lot to get the lampp on the system workin. i set it up by YAST - (with the sheme-installations) how to get it working. How to configure the apache? How ...
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Spreadsheet, PHP Script, or Linux program for employee shift scheduling

I have been looking everywhere for a few weeks now but can't seem to find anything so I come here to ask for assistance. Right now I am doing everything via a very simple Google Docs spreadsheet. I ...
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FTP error when changing directories

I am trying to transfer files from Windows to a vsFTPd server running on Linux. I can successfully transfer files to the home directory, but when I change the directory, I get an error. Below is a ...
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ps warns me about bad syntax with “aux” options

When I attempt to run the command ps with the flags/switches/options aux I get the following message. If I run the command without grep, no message is displayed. What am I doing wrong? ps -aux | grep ...
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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : ...
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Accessing Windows harddrive wrecked with viruses, trojans, etc using Linux

I am in possession of a windows harddrive that was recently infected and as a new user to Linux, I wish to salvage as much data as possible from the harddrive. A few questions though. Can the ...
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How can I set a RAM limit for a specific user in Linux?

How can I set a RAM limit for a specific user? I have tried editing the /etc/security/limits.conf file, and the RAM limits there, but I still see a users process exceeding the limit set. I know that ...
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Xorg Different Height Monitors

I am trying to set up a dual monitor desktop, with a 19" LED monitor, and a 15" CRT monitor, and have done so, using nvidia-settings to write to my xorg.conf. However, the problem I am now dealing ...
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How to stop dhclient writing syslog messages on Lubuntu 11.10

I'm running Lubuntu 11.10 and the package installs dhclient. Everything seems to work fine except that it keeps logging huge amounts of unnecessary dhclient status messages (several per second, every ...
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Download pages that I have to log in to get with wget

There's a website that I must log in to before I can browse the content, and the content would be very helpful for my work if I could browse it while offline. It's training and repair information for ...