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How can I add static DNS entry in Debian and block some sites?

OK I'm admin noob. Is there a way for adding static DNS entry? I already tried to modify /etc/hosts file but without success. Here is my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 hitsu 127.0.1....
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libgphoto2-2-dev is installed, but pkg-config wont list it. Deb Wheezy new install

I am trying to use node-gphoto2 from npm, but I am having trouble with the libgphoto2-2-dev dependency. I've installed it, but pkg-config says it's not there. $ sudo aptitude search gphoto p ...
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How I can replace linux module which are the same version?

I have compat-wireless module, it's built and patched. I really need to replace the module located in /lib/modules/3.2.0-4-686-pae/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ with this one but I don't know how do ...
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The right location of src files to compile?

I have several programs I want to download their src files and compile. They are fetched through git, so I can easily pull updates and recompile them. The right location of these files, to my ...
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Flash not working in Midori

I have been using Midori for a while now, and got tired of flash not working so tried to install it. I checked the checkbox "Install flash and other 3rd party proprietary stuff" button when I ...
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Keep GUI app running after vncserver shutdown

I am trying to do the following: Connect through SSH to an Amazon EC2 instance Start a VNC server Connect through VNC Start a GUI application and log in Kill the VNC server but keep the GUI ...
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How to retrieve video file information from command line under Linux

I'd like to see from command line all informations pertaining to a given video file, including length, quality, bitrate, resolution, audio and video formats, number and language of audio streams and ...
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Can't change root password in Ubuntu

I am trying to change the root password in my Ubuntu system but I am getting an error. I disabled password prompt when calling sudo. So I can execute root commands (eg. sudo apt-get install) without ...
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Correlating strace output to source code function calls

I'm trying to fix a keyboard problem in a Linux application which I have the source code for. The application starts a TCP server and sends local keyboard and mouse events to connected clients. What's ...
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Elementary OS - Stop MySQL from starting automatically at boot

MySQL is started automatically each time I boot my ElementaryOS Luna, how can I disable this and have MySQL off by default? I have verified that the mysql service is disabled at all runlevels using ...
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Install too much RAM - and then? [closed]

I saw some already asked if its possible to install more than max. specified RAM capacity. I want to go a bit further. I have a laptop (Vaio VPCF11C5e) with currently 2x4GB 1066Mhz installed. ...
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How can I run a copy of my Linode VPS in VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac?

I’ve just signed up for Linode, and having set up my Linode server (from their Debian 7 image), I’m trying to download a copy of it to run on VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac. I’ve followed their ...
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The outputs of ps and top do not match

I have a situation where I have a process, say script.pl (here it is), which seems to stick around in the output to ps auxw | grep script.pl, sometimes when load is heavy it sticks around for several ...
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Deleting files within the /tmp directory on an ubuntu machine

My Symfony website has just started to show the following error: ErrorException: Warning: session_start(): open (/tmp/sess_4h4kjh4ui4h478h48h44g02,O_RDWR) failed:No space left on device(28) in /var/...
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Simple Linux-based task scheduler with job dependencies? [closed]

I'm maintaining a data-warehousing system that involves a lot of dependent jobs (data import, transform, etc). I've been using Linux's crontab to manage them until the dependency between jobs get ...
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PPTP without GRE: possible?

[I hope this is not off-topic here] I'm trying to set up a PPTP tunnel between a Linux (Debian 6) Server and a Windows 7 Client. The problem is, that the PPTP connection itself (ports 1723 and 47) ...
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Recursively touching directories' last modified datetime as the same datetime of the last modified file inside

Previously I have ran dos2unix on every *.php file on my server recursively with this command: find . -name '*.php' -type f -exec dos2unix --keepdate {} + All files processed by dos2unix had its ...
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Bluegiga BLED112 Bluetooth dongle disconnect

I'm trying to use a BLED112 USD Bluetoot 4.0 dongle from Bluegiga. The dongle works OK under Windows 8, so I have no reason to think that there is a hardware issue. If I plug it in under Ubunut 13....
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Partitioning best-practices for SSD+regular HDD with multi-boot

I have a (couple of) regular HDDs on my machine , and I'm about to buy an SSD, probably 128GB, for it. I would like the machine to be a Dual-Boot Linux (3.x kernel) + Windows 7. My question has two ...
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Append line break to command output

I have a single-line command that does a curl request to check server status and then output the result to a log file. But the problem is the returned result has no line break and so the log file ...
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Get Quotes database in Linux's fortunes app

I love the fortune app on Linux, enough so that I install it on every Linux box I build or SSH to (with permission, of course). One thing I would like to know is how I can incorporate quotes from ...
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How to simulate two computers connected with LAN when you have only one computer?

I wish to test a networking application between two computers connected by LAN. These computers will have different IP addresses. I have only one computer. How to simulate two computers connected ...
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Getting list of startup application in linux

I want to get list of applications which run at start up using terminal. In windows we can use msconfig. is there any command i can use to show startup applications?
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Trouble installing php-devel on CentOS

Working with a PHP install and trying to install APC on a server to help with speed issues with an application we're developing. We are having trouble getting phpize installed. phpize is not on the ...
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Can't connect from outside of my LAN

I am running a Debian Squeeze linux server on my Dlink DNS-320 NAS. I signed up for a DNS service, so I could access it from anywhere. I installed lighttpd, and created a very simple page to test. To ...
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How to backup apps + data using TitaniumBackup directly to SMB share

I've been searching for answer to this question for quite some time now and finally decided I should as a question here. So I've managed to find a kernel module (cifs.ko) for my kernel build on xda-...
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Rename recursively files, while keeping the extension

I have a bunch of directories that each hold one *.txt file in it (and other non *.txt files). I'd like to rename those files recursively from the command line, basically *.txt to info.txt. So all *....
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How to make a USB flash drive bootable for Linux on an iMac? [duplicate]

I want to make a USB flash drive bootable on my Mac (iMac 12,1), so I can run a live version of any Linux-derivate and check for viruses on my Boot Camp partition. I've already tried creating one ...
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Allow shell access for key holders OR password login for whitelisted IP addresses

As a first line of defense against brute-force attacks, I've restricted SSH login attempts with TCP wrappers (denying access by default, and maintaining an IP whitelist in /etc/hosts.allow). However, ...
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Updating Nginx from 1.3.0 to 1.4.1 while using Plesk 11

Is it possible to upgrade the nginx version witch was originally installed with plesk to the newest stable version without bricking the whole web-server? I got the nginx repository and tried to apt-...
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VPN server on Debian with login access from Windows

I have a friend in a closed country that needs a VPN. I want to install a secure VPN server on my dedicated server. I have looked at PPTPD and OpenVPN, but I am not sure which one would be best? Or ...
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Rotate webcam video on Ubuntu Linux

I need to rotate (90 degrees) the video feed of my laptop webcam to use it with skype/hangout. It seems to be possible using the gstreamer infrastructure, but I don't know how.
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su not working when non-root (authentification failure)

On a VPS I own (hosted at bluevm.com), I have three users: userone, with password foo, and sudo rights. usertwo, with password bar, without sudo rights. root, with now password (deleted with passwd -...
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How to grep all logged in users?

How to grep all the logged in users from a user list in Linux (Ubuntu) ? So far I got to: cat /etc/passwd | grep "/home" | cut -d: -f1
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Nvidia driver installation disables Cinnamon desktop

In Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon desktop, after installing the Nvidia drivers it reverts to the gnome desktop. If I try to manually restart Cinnamon from the command line I get the error: Xlib: ...
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How to choose the best Linux distro depending on your hardware [closed]

I have a centrino 1.7 GHz with 512 RAM. It is an old computer. I tried to google for something that could ease my chose for a good linux distro that would run smooth on that computer and still being ...
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State of vanilla kernel support of RaspberryPi [closed]

What is the state of the support for RPi in vanilla kernel? What is holding back any possible merge from the forked RPi specific kernel repo back into the upstream? Is there any technical issue with ...
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How to download software for Red Hat Linux without registering in Red Hat Network

I'm new to Linux and I'm now using RHEL 6. When I'm trying to download software they force me to register on the Red Hat Network. Is there any other process to download software for RHEL without ...
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Batch image replace 2 colors

I know there is already such question but it didn't helped me. I have a lot of image files, where I want to change purple RGB(255, 0, 255) to transparent (it is png). Is there any app which could do ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of virtualizing a CPU? [closed]

I saw that my virtualization tool does not virtualize my CPU. But, it virtualizes everything else. I want to know what could be the reason, advantage/disadvantage of virtualizing a CPU.
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What's the difference between SIGKILL and SIGSTOP?

The manual describes SIGKILL and SIGSTOP like this: SIGKILL 9 Term Kill signal SIGTERM 15 Term Termination signal SIGSTOP 17,19,23 Term Stop the process ...
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PHP4 for ARM fedora

I am looking for an ARM RPM of PHP 4, specificity to install on Fedora 17, however I cant seem to find one anywhere. I assume this is most likely down to ARM not being supported by Fedora in the age ...
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How to access Skype with a Microsoft account under Linux

I'm using Skype for Linux (version 4.2.0.11) and I can't access with my merged Microsoft account. When I insert my login info I get a arror message, "Sorry, something went wrong. Please try again". ...
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How to prevent application from writing to disk?

I want to execute an application on my server but I do not want this application to modify any files. I expect the application to read files and to output to stdout/stderr. However, I don't know ...
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Unix moving/removing files from subdirectories

if there are several subdirectories in the current working directory, i would like to move only specific filetypes or possibly all the contents of those directories, to the working directory. and then;...
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How to enable autocomplete for personal script?

I added my script to /usr/bin, and it runs as expected if I type the full command name. How do I get the terminal to autocomplete the command name?
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Scriptable IRC client with per-channel encoding and autoperform settings

I'm looking for an IRC client that would let me set different encoding per-channel, not just per-network. It should be scriptable. Currently I see those options ChatZilla. Has the per-channel ...
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Formatting and Partitioning 1TB external hard drive [duplicate]

I just bought a 1TB external hard drive from Western Digital - My Passport. I am planning to use it for couple of things; Store my music Store my videos Store my pictures Store my designs Work as a ...
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A specific Google Talk account isn't going online with Telepathy client on KDE

I have some problems using a Google Talk account with Telepathy for KDE. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 and KDE 4.10.2. I use Telepathy with multiple accounts, also some other Google Talk ones, and ...
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How to check if opensuse-12.3 iso-release download is corrupted?

I want to upgrade from openSuSE 12.2 to 12.3. Therefore I have burned a ISO file of the openSuSE 12.3 distribution (32bit). To be precise I did this twice since I wondered, that this process resulted ...