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Verifying the integrity of a file that has been transfered from an unreliable medium

I am attempting to transfer a very large amount of home video files to / from an external 1 TB hard drive. this hard drive was bought from walmart for $70 and is the biggest headache i have ever ...
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Why I can't see Ubuntu restricted packages

I don't know what else restricted packages are there, but I'm looking for the sl-modem-daemon package, which according to ...
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How do I get USB devices working with BeagleBoard xM and Yocto project Linux?

I've built a minimal Linux for my BeagleBoard xM (Rev C) using the Yocto project build appliance, and installed it on a uSD card following their instructions. It works (Yay!), has a small footprint ...
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“pure-network” install of linux from FreeDOS

I would like to make an install of (Debian) Linux on a laptop I have just received, currently operating freedos. Following the ideas on ...
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Debian: updating package lists with apt-offline, --simulate not understood for apt-get update

I can't use apt-offline to update my package lists, which means that I will get many 404s when trying to install older versions of packages that it thinks it's downloading from the .sig file it ...
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Chainload none-EFI Linux from EFI Linux

I read somewhere that it might be possible to boot none-EFI Linux from EFI Linux. If so, If my EFI Linux is booted by grub-efi, and my none-EFI Linux is booted by extlinux. How to chainload from ...
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Sound working in other programs - not in Chrome

Currently running Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon. When I installed the OS, I had no sound in any application, but it turned out to be a simple matter of selecting the right output device (I have a dedicated ...
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Editing /etc/hosts to use domain name instead of ip address

I have a web service running at http://192.168.1.2:5000/, I want to replace it with a typical domain name, in /etc/hosts, I'm doing something like 192.168.1.2:500 http://www.mydomainname.com but, ...
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lm-sensors reporting wrong temperature on Intel Atom N270

I have a Mini-ITX board with an onboard Intel Atom N270. It's a fanless system and getting very hot, so I want to monitor the temperature, but lm-sensors is always reporting the same values: > ...
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Grub dual boot- debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS

I'm trying to dual boot debian wheezy (encrypted) with another OS (win7, uses 2 partitions) In the wheezy installer I have created a bootable partition with 200M and then tried to made another crypto ...
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How to check via bash if your connection is wireless N/G/… on Linux?

iwlist scan shows me the available wireless connections. I can see Frequency:2.412 GHz for the channel I'm connected to. This article shows that a frequency of 2.412 GHz means that you are using ...
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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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Mark bad blocks as unusable on NTFS using linux

one of my laptops are using windows and after a certain impact it doesn't boots up anymore, I figured the disk might've been damaged. So I've launced live Kali linux and scanned it with badblocks ...
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Fail to redirect log to /var/log/syslog

I have an upstart script that does the following start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [06] respawn pre-start script exec >/dev/kmsg 2>&1 REPO=git@github.com:blabla/bli ...
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How to mirror ENTIRELY a website with wget [duplicate]

I really need the command to download everything from a website. It is arnos.gr and has a lot of content on it which I want to browse locally without Internet I have an account for login
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Ubuntu: Write to serial port: permission denied

I've connected a USB to Serial bridge dongle, and running dmesg | grep tty outputted the following: [ 0.000000] console [tty0] enabled [603199.380677] usb 2-2: cp210x converter now attached to ...
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Bidirectional two networks link

I have a two networks that I need to link in two directions. network A 10.11.0.0/24 - and its gateway 10.11.0.1 network B 10.0.0.0/24 network B has a VPN server (10.0.0.38) that is doing a ...
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Is it possible to get SSH to forward empty arguments?

I'm trying to execute a remote script with SSH, and this script changes its behavior depending on whether or not a specific argument is empty. Here's a minimal example, where I created a simple tmp.sh ...
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Problems with Bash 4.2.45 on Ubuntu

I am using a remot server running Ubuntu 13.10 with Bash 4.2.45 installed. My home system is OS X Mavericks with Bash 3.2.51 (Darwin build) installed. I haven't used bash much in the past but I've ...
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Is there a Windows file format with <CR>-separated records (without <LF> characters)?

Today a file was extracted on a Windows system, Windows 7 to be exact, and ftp'd to a Unix system. The application that processes the file deliberately failed, because the file had one line in it, ...
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Dual Boot Linux and Windows 8 on ASUS laptop (Windows 8 Installed)

I'm having trouble locating information on installing linux on a ASUS laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I'd like to (1) retain the existing Windows 8 partition since its loaded and configured to my ...
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Error: Can not retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/19/x86_64

What I did: I installed Fedora 19 x86_64 with KDE straight from a DVD I burned myself. This DVD was used at least twice now to perform reformats, and the install itself went without a hitch. This is ...
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Can't Boot Windows after BackTrack 5 install

My computer won't allow me to boot into Windows 7 after I installed BackTrack 5 (A Linux Distro). I don't believe this is a boot sector problem because, as you will see in the video, the Windows ...
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VirtualBox Linux Guest unable to ssh in to a redhat server? [duplicate]

I am running VirtualBox with a CentOS guest and trying to ssh in to one of my firm's Redhat servers. I get timed out but I can ping the server. It works if I do the same action from my Windows host. ...
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Restore bootloader after Ubuntu has been installed

I've installed Ubuntu. Windows doesn't boot anymore and doesn't appear in the GRUB menu. I've tried to install the Windows bootloader via recovery console from a Windows DVD as it's said here. ...
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Will using the same password on windows 7 and Ubuntu make it easier to crack either?

I was just wondering if, due perhaps to different hashing methods, knowing that the password is the same for a Windows 7 and an Ubuntu system would make either system more vulnerable. The OSs are dual ...
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unable to start apache after changes to rc.conf and resov.conf

I had a working configuration this morning with the following simple /etc/rc.conf ifconfig_rl0="DHCP" ifconfig_xl="inet 192.168.1.11 netmask 255.255.255." defaultrouter="192.168.1.1" I added the ...
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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: ...
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Fedora 19 fails to start

I had updated fedora 17 to fedora 19 (kernel 3.10.11-200) on my laptop using fedup a ~2-3 weeks back. Everything was fine until yesterday night. All of a sudden while shutting down I got some ...
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Unable to update libc6:armhf 2.13-38+rpi2

I'm trying to install PION package and I'm unable to do this on RaspberryPi: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo aptitude install libpion-dev The following NEW packages will be installed: libc-dev-bin{a} ...
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trying to install Astromenace on my linux mint 14 cinnamon pc

so i am following this tutorial as it is the only one i can find and any that i can find are the same as this one: http://linuxg.net/games-on-linux-how-to-install-astromenace-on-ubuntu-and-fedora/ ...
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Running 2 versions of PHP on the same apache server

I am looking to use Symfony2 to help build a large web system. I want to run this on the same server that is being used by existing systems (It is an Apache2 server on linux). The issue I have is that ...
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Unable to mount hard drives in Debian installer shell

I am trying to mount a laptop hard drive during a Debian install for the purpose of backing it up to a USB external drive. I can't use the external drive from the existing OS on the laptop because it ...
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Can not use 2 monitors under openSUSE 12.3 (KDE4)

I try to run 2 identical monitors connected to my "sapphire radeon 7870 HD Ghz" graphic card under opensuse 12.3. It works fine under Windows7 but under SUSE only one monitor is used. Both monitors ...
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GPT disk partition recovery

I am having troubles getting my partitions to show up correctly on one of my drives. Setup: Linux 3.10.10-1-ARCH Disk is 2TB and has GPT with two partitions. The two partitions hold approx 700GB ...
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ClipBucket file for preset 'normal' not found, failed to stat file in ffmpeg

I am trying to fix my ffmpeg problems. When I upload any video it gives me an error that the file for preset 'normal' was not found, and it failed to stat the file. Any idea? Started on 2013-09-10 ...
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Dual Boot At the Same Time

Assume I have a Linux host, with Windows-7 installed in a partition on the same drive. Is it possible to boot into Linux, save its state to memory (Hibernate, essentially) then boot up Windows right ...
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Graphic issues with KDE 4.11, fglrx drivers and OpenGL under Linux

I'm experiencing some problems after having upgraded my system to KDE 4.11. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04, and from time to time I enable the kubuntu-backports external repository to upgrade the system. ...
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e2image restore file system metadata

I'm trying to recreate file system metadata on a virtual disk. I can save this metadata using e2image, and the e2image man page tells me I can use e2image -I to restore the file system. Unfortunately, ...
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Linux terminal emulator with terminal autocomplete? [closed]

I've moved from OSX back to Linux and am mostly happy. One of the main things I miss is iTerm2, especially its terminal based autocompletion feature (tmux integration would also be nice). I've looked ...
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How to reinstall Windows 8 on a laptop

I have a laptop that was shipped with Windows 8, I nuked the drive and installed a linux distro on there temporarily. I'd now like to put Windows 8 back - but I have no physical Windows 8 ...
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alternative to bcmwl-kernel-source package

I am looking for a good and stable alternative to the bcmwl-kernel-source package in linux. I've been using a very unreliable and basically crappy ndiswrapper setup, and it's not working for me ...
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How to set up LPD/LPR printing system for sharing a postscript printer on Linux?

I am new in Embedded Systems, and I want to add a usb postscript printing support such that it can serve request from any computer in the Network(Printer sharing). I went through various printing ...
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Mass port 80 check

so this is what I need to do. I need a way to check if port 80 is open (if the host is running a web server on port 80) on lots of IPs at a time, very fast, and then only save the ips that have port ...
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How to get the IP of the computer, of searches in my google account? [closed]

How do I get the IP of the computer that made researches in my google account, which was recorded in history that is accessed through my google account? Thanks so much!
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How-to set up a network bridge on a laptop for LXC use?

I am on a laptop using libvirt to run some containers. By default it uses the default network provided by libvirt and the containers have a 192.168.122.0/24 network. What I am trying to accomplish ...
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Directory /ETC has been moved! — Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I made a bad move by moving my /etc directory to Dropbox in hopes to sync two computer enviroments. After moving the /etc directory any sudo commands responded with "Who is this UID 1000?". Basically ...
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Executing tcpdump remotely while storing packet capture locally

I have run into stumbling block while attempting to create a bash script that will write packet capture files from tcpdump onto a remote server, while displaying the output of the tcpdump command so ...
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How can I detect long-lived connections and mark them for shaping

I would like to detect TCP connections which have been open for more than one minute (or for greater than N bytes, or M packets), so I can classify them as bulk traffic ("downloads") and de-prioritise ...
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How to open an application in running X session [duplicate]

Is there any way to do that? Provided I have ssh access to a machine and I have root on the machine. Can I run xclock for instance in the currently running X (xfce or gnome) session?