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Where has all my memory gone?

I have a linux server that keeps using up all it's memory and I can't see what is using it, running top igves the following response: Tasks: 103 total, 1 running, 102 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 ...
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How can I mount ext3 with restricted permissions, like setting uid, gid and umask?

I want to mount an ext3 filesystem on a device with uid, gid, umask options set. When I use these options during mount, I get an error. Below is the command I am using to mount: mount -t ext3 -o ...
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How to install a new version of Gtk without overwriting the current version?

There is a similar question without answer : How do I install a newer version of GTK in Ubuntu without replacing the current one? I'm running a Fedora 10 - Gnome - Gtk 2.0. Wireshark needs Gtk+ > ...
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How do I convert tar.bz2 to tar.gz?

I'm new in Linux, is this conversion possible? Do I need to compress and decompress all content?
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Linux - Network Sharing a local NTFS usb drive

I have an external hard drive formated in NTFS which I would like to be able to access by the network. I want to make a network share out of it. I also have a Debian machine running in my house and I ...
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Need information on a filesystem error:

I have console access to an embedded linux device. This device has flash memory part of which is partitioned as a FAT filesystem. Its running linux-2.6.31. However I am seeing these errors on the ...
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Debug/step into a Linux boot

Is there a way to watch Linux boot as though it was a program compiled with GCC on a Linux environment using the -g switch so, say, I can step through the entire boot sequence from GRUB onwards, ...
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rsync: how to recreate hard-links after removed and recreated a file?

This is what I have: --dir1 ----file1 ----file2 Then I created another directory dir2 with hard-links. --dir2 ----file1 (hard link to dir1/file1) ----file2 (hard link to dir1/file2) Now I ...
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Any Autohotkey alternative for KDE/Linux?

I am looking for alternative to great Windows app AutoHotKey. So far I've found only AutoKey which can be quite usefull, and may know more then I think, but the documentation is sparse, and it mostly ...
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Vi on Linux: show ^M line endings for DOS-format files

On Solaris, if you open a file in vi that has Windows line endings, this shows up as ^M at the end of every line. On Linux, vi is cleverer and understands the Windows file format, and does not ...
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how to monitor network activity in a NIC level in linux

I'm using SUSE. I'd like to find a command to show dynamic statistics of level two device, which means vlanx, ethx in terms of number of packets received and send.
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Streaming a wmv file with mms protocol in Linux

I am attempting to stream lectures via the MMS protocol (mms://xxxx/xxx/xxx.wmv) in Windows and Linux Mint 11. In Windows, this is no problem using Windows Media Player. In Linux, however, I have to ...
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How to determine linux version on server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out what version of Linux I'm running? I purchased a web server recently and have got access to shell on it. I dont know the linux version on the ...
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How to remove a bunch of files without a certain suffix

I'm on Linux, using Bash. I need to remove all files without a certain suffix, for example "dist". I know there are some tricks to do it, rather than removing all the unwanted files one by one.
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How to connect to VPN using commands in Linux (Fedora 16)

Usually, I use the network connections icon on the top bar to connect to VPN. The connection is configured properly and it connects well. Configuration screen shot is given below. As you can ...
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netbeans supress or disable system dynamic

while document has been already saved and I press ctrl+s - system dynamic "beep". it infuriates colleagues =(. How to disable it? Maybe it is possible to disable dynamic system-wide?
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Whats wrong with this entry in the /etc/sudoers file?

I am trying to let user2 run a particular script - script.sh that belongs to user1 and allow him(user2) to run as the script's owner, user1. So I made an entry in the /etc/sudoers file, however visudo ...
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Linux install error “ dracut Warning: Can't mount root filesystem. ”

I am installing Fedora 16. I just insert CD to install Fedora 16 in my laptop however, I am getting this error like "dracut Warning: Can't mount root filesystem." ...
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Why is my Linux reporting an allowable size error when building an .ISO?

I have played with Linux customization, when I want to build the .ISO I get this error: $ mkisofs -r -o rhel.iso -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat ./ INFO: UTF-8 character encoding ...
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Linux sed can't read the file that's right there

grep -r -l --include=*.{html,js,css} "\bAA\b" . | xargs -0 -n 1 sed -i -e "s/\bAA\b/BB/g" When I ran the above command, I got the following error: sed: can't read ./login.html : No such file or ...
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In Bash, how can I obtain the directory path from the previous command's last argument

I frequently have to do this. For example: $ vim /etc/pam.d/sudo $ vim /etc/pam.d/sudo-i $ cd /etc/pam.d/ # Figure I should just go to the directory Now, is there a way I could obtain the ...
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What do the “ALL”s in the line “ %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL ” in Ubuntu's /etc/sudoers file stand for?

What does each ALL mean? I understand that the whole line indicates that the admin group members get admininstartive privileges, but would like to know more info about the position of the ALLS and if ...
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Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in

I'm having this issue with my music player (Rhythmbox Music Player) on my Linux (SL) it says: Couldn't start playback Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in I have all plug-ins installed ...
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Is there a tool to decrypt all SSL/SSH traffic originating from this computer?

I expect the program to scan memory of all local processes (or debug them, or provide crypto libraries with hook like in LD_PRELOAD) and use keys to decrypt traffic, making it analysable with ...
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How to configure ALSA?

After switching from Unity to XFCE, I ran into difficulties with my sound configuration. I have multiple sound cards on my system, the one that I want to use is the last one to be loaded by the ...
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How to find the uptime since last wake from standby

I want to know the uptime since the last wake from standby. The command uptime only shows the difference between current time minus the last startup time.
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Linux - mount iso with lowercase directory names

I'm mounting an iso with: mount -o loop -t iso9660 file.iso /directory what i need to change, to convert all directory and file names to lowercase?
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How to copy the terminal output?

I executed commands in the terminal and there are outputs shown in the terminal. I want to select all the screen shown. How to achieve that ?
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Small pieces of video split by ffmpeg are not playing or playing with artifacts

I'm trying to cut a video file into small parts (0.5-5s) and encode these parts to h.264/aac with ffmpeg. I'm using this command: ffmpeg -i 1.avi -ss 00:05:00 -t 00:00:01,50 -vcodec libx264 -threads ...
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How to know the JVM path in a Linux system?

I want to copy some files in the subdirectories of the JVM path , java is already installed. How to know the JVM's path ?
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Linux + automated login and password with python

I write the following simple script , the target of the following script is to copy info_file from target Linux (red hat 5.1) machine to my current Linux machine without entering login or password I ...
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How to know that autoconf, automake, libtool are present in a Linux system?

I want to use RxTx in a Linux system and in the Wiki documentation it is said that autoconf, automake, libtool are needed. So how to know that they are present in a Linux system ?
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Linux detects only 4 of my 6 SATA drives

The issue I'm having is that only the first 4 of my 6 drives are showing up - sda through sdd. No sde+sdf in udev, no sde+sdf in /sys/block. I have an MSI 760GM-P23FX motherboard, and as near as I ...
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Linux: Prevent iPod Touch from charging while computer is running off battery

Is there a way to prevent an iPod Touch/iPhone from charging while my computer is running off battery power? OS: Crunchbang Linux (Based on Debian 6)
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Automatic FTP file transfer to and from Linux machines

Is it possible to copy files to my Linux machine from another Linux machine automatically with FTP? By "automatically," I mean that FTP would need to handle submitting a login/password combination, as ...
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SSD: NTFS vs EXT4

Always when I read about SSD usage under Linux, the advice is to disable journalling in Ext4 (or use Ext2), since it's too bad for your SSD. But in all articles about SSD tweaks for Windows, I never ...
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Linux, fdisk: change order of partitions

I have a harddrive with 24 logical partitions on it. Half of them are Linux and half are windows. Current ordering is: 3 Linux partitions; 12 windows partitions; 9 Linux partitions. In this setup, ...
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Linux kernel - can't access sda16 & sda17

I can't access sda16 sda17 and higher partitions from my linux. This linux is rather debian (very old); kernel 2.6.23. So, I know that so old linux kernel can't access > 16 partitions on single sata ...
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Man command not installed (fedora)

For some strange reason, when I got my installation of fedora, man command was missing. I have already install development tools packages - but still no luck. I checked all the usual suspects: PATH, ...
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How do you switch between Linux manual pages?

I'm new with Linux and have noticed that there are numbers beside certain commands I look up. For example I want to look up accept() in the aspect of network programming, but man accept shows this ...
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Radon HD 6870 compatibility with Ubuntu 11.10

Does anyone have experience with the XFX Radeon HD 6870 on Ubuntu 11.10? I've googled and the best I could find was someone getting the card to 'work' on linux. Nothing specific about ubuntu and this ...
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How to get real-time network statistics in Linux with KB/MB/Bytes format and for specific port or application processID

I used IPTraf, Iftop, vnstat, bwm-ng, ifconfig -a. None of them is helping me to find real-time packets that is getting send/received from my application in KB or MB format. The reason is i am writing ...
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Share a printer between Windows and Linux

I have a Canon LBP2900 printer. I have connected the printer with my desktop PC running windows xp and shared it. I have Ubuntu in my laptop and connected to the local network. Is there any easy way ...
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CPAN install to many directories

When I install stuff locally (not as root) with CPAN, it ends up putting things in a multitude of places. So much so, that I have to set PERL5LIB to five directories! Here's the CPAN settings where ...
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When and where does Wubi mount it's virtual disks?

My use of the wubi-new-virtual-disk command made Wubi start mounting this new virtual home disk over my /home folder. After the use of the script failed, I am left with Wubi constantly remounting an ...
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Create symlinks recursively for a whole tree

I am seeking for a command that would re-create a whole tree of files in a different directory. I would prefer to have all symlinks absolute. Can I do that with a find and xargs? ;-)
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Can Linux Mint install without a new partition like Ubuntu can?

I'm on a Windows 7 box right now, and I was able to install Ubuntu 11 using Daemon Tools. This worked without creating a separate partition for Ubuntu, it's quite nice. Is Linux Mint capable of the ...
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Is it safe to boot into windows on a computer that has a linux mdraid partition?

I have a linux computer with 5 hard drives. 1 is used by the OS and the other 4 are RAID5 using mdraid and formatted with ext3. I would like to start dual-booting the computer by installing windows 7 ...
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Gnome 3 move window to 2nd monitor?

I am running Mint Linux 12 with Gnome 3. My setup has 2 screen. I am wondering if there is a program to move the windows to a 2nd monitor? Something like display fusion for Linux that makes a button ...
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How to install package in Synaptic (Debian) without internet

Package need to connect internet for downloading updates, but computer have not connection to internet. How I can install this package without connection internet?