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Putting an ATA storage device into PIO mode

I'm trying to do make the drive go into PIO mode with hdparm on Linux. hdparm -X pio0 /dev/sdX I have tried about 4-5 disks (PATA & SATA). I always get the same error: SG_IO: bad/missing ...
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X11: Map Shift-Win to be AltGr?

How can one map the key combination Shift-Win to work as AltGr on Debian-based Linux distributions? XKB is very sparsely documented indeed! Thanks.
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I accidently overwrote a linux shell program and would like to fix it

I accidentally overwrote one of the programs in the /bin directory, and would like to fix it. I am using Ubuntu 11.10, and would like some way to re-install just this file, without having to ...
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Setup HP MicroServer as Homeserver for NAS and other stuff

I've got a brand new HP Proliant Microserver N40L here, which I want to use mainly as a NAS system (because it has four hard drive bays) but since it also is a full-featured homeserver with enough RAM ...
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What to do if kill -9 doesn't work?

I've got a pesky process (in this case, a stranded process that was supposed to be running in iPhone Simulator (now long quit). 97442 ?? 0:00.00 (MyProcess) I've tried everything I can ...
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Linux: Browsing Windows file shares with a tree view

In the Thunar file manager, tree view does not expand for 'Network' section even once I click device name, It is possible to browse .gvfs, but it has problems with file deletion ('can not find ...
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Binding Super+C Super+V to Copy and Paste

For some time I've been interested in binding the Windows Key (Super_L) on my keyboard to Copy and Paste for no other reason but convenience and consistency between my desktop and my MacBook. I ...
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How to know if the BIOS in my Macbook Pro is running in EFI mode or BIOS emulation mode when in Linux

I totally replaced OSX with Linux. In Ubuntu 10.10, how can I tell which mode the BIOS is running in? Is it better to have it running in EFI mode?
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Where are Space and BackSpace defined?

I would like to put the right-arrow key on Ctrl-Space and Ctrl-BackSpace to see if that is comfortable for keeping me on / close to home row when I'm not in VIM. Here is the top stanza of my ...
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How can grub pass any custom variable into system enviroment?

I want to identify which menu entry has been lauched in rc scripts. So is it possible to pass any variable into my system via kernel argument?
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How do I choose what shows up in PuTTY title bar from Linux?

In the PuTTY configuration there's an option in Terminal->Features called Disable remote-controlled window title changing. Without that enabled, the title bar of PuTTY will change every time I press ...
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Fuse installation issue: “cannot remove `/sbin/mount.fuse': Permission denied”

I have non-root access to a SUSE enterprise linux system. I need to use FUSE but the FUSE libraries are not installed on it (fuse itself is installed on it though). Hence I am attempting to install ...
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Grep fail to ouptut to a pipe?

I'm having problems with grep filtering of make output. In particular, make target 2>&1 | grep -E --color=never "^make.*" works as expected, but the following will print no output to the ...
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Using a Linux/Unix terminal to copy many files to a new location

I'm trying to use the a Linux terminal to copy many files to a new location. I tired the command: sudo locate -i *file_I_want* | xargs cp $1 /place_I_want_everything_copied_to/ Which, gives an ...
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Is it possible to choose between various X.Org configurations and rc scripts via GRUB?

I have AMD/Intel hybrid graphics. I have been using only Intel GPU when AMD Proprietary crashed X.Org. Now i'm having installed Catalyst and i've recognized higher power usage. In both AMD/Intel and ...
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How to change the order of how $DISPLAY is allocated?

Setup: I have two X screens (i.e. DISPLAY=:0.0 and DISPLAY=:0.1 on the separate screens), running from different Nvidia graphics cards in a Ubuntu 10.04. Q: I'd like to know how $DISPLAY is set for ...
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Does RAID1 increase performance with Linux mdadm?

I have a cheap 2-bay NAS with a 2TB HDD. To be robust against disk failure, I'm thinking of buying a second 2TB HDD and putting it in RAID1 with Linux mdadm. The file system is ext4. Will this ...
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See what a user did with date/time?

I am trying to see what a specific linux user on my system did, and I looked at bash_history, but it doesn't have any dates. Is there a method I can look at that would give me dates/time?
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Need more swap space - out of disk slots

A server I am using was setup incorrectly with only 1G of swap space. There are no more hard disk physical slots. There is content on the existing disks. I would like to resize the partition, but ...
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How to use scp between servers

I have 2 Linux machines (CentOS), and I want to transfer a file from one of them to a directory on the other. A co-worker suggested using scp. I've looked at the official docs, and tried getting it to ...
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How to change Xfce top menu bar (theming doesn't help)

I have Debian Wheezy with XFCE 4.8 installed and I'm stuck with file menu bar (top menu bar present on almost all the windows). I've tried Appearance, Windows manager and Compiz config, but no ...
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Multiple Audio CD Burning On Linux

Have not been able to get a definitive answer on this. Using cdrecord or cdrdao on a linux box is it possible to write 4 different audio CDs at the same time. System is a P4 2.4 800fsb The drives are ...
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How I can download this directory?

Is it possible to download this entire directory with wget? How I can do that? This is the directory with the files that I want to download: ...
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X Window Server for running GUI tools

We are a software shop that writes a lot of Java code. Most of our Java app servers are CentOS boxes hosted at a remote data center. Whenever we need to get into those machines and sift around we ...
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Command to list permission of file and all folders from root to the file's path

Given a file, say /var/some_dir_1/some_dir_2/some_dir_3/some_file, is there a single command that will list the permissions of some_file and all the directories in its path from root, i.e. the ...
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How to set up multiple IP addresses on my Linux?

I'm doing some computer network homework and I'm supposed to develop some sort of Peer to Peer file sharing software. I want to test it and run a few (five) instances on Ubuntu 11.10, which means each ...
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Yum update on Fedora with option

is possible to install PHP with option --enable-pcntl (compile flag) with yum on Fedora 14? I would like turn on pcntl support for my php scripts but I don't want to compile PHP. Update: Thats it, ...
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Can a WRT54Gv8 running a linux based OS inject packets?

I have a WRT54Gv8, and I want to hook it up to my computer thru ethernet, install Linux, install aireplay, and try it out. But will packet injection work? I can't find a solid answer on the topic ...
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Linux and Windows Dual Boot

I set up a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server 11.10. Everything works fine until I boot into Windows. After booting into Windows, the machine reboots when I select Linux from the grub menu. ...
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Run package manager without root privileges to install packages to your home dir

I am working on a Linux system where I do not have root privileges. It lacks svn and some other packages, so I thought I would install them in my home directory. However, installing them from source ...
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yum hangs and won't respond

I am running yum check-update and it freezes after a 2 lines of output: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile I'm not sure what is happening. The last things I ...
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Page numbers in a PDF are off, how can I change them?

I have a digital edition of textbook I bought. The pages are numbered from 1 - 570. As a result, when I search page 68, it shows page 51 as the first pages originally in the textbook aren't numbered ...
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Linux command line expansion, reuse values

I'm trying to tftp a bunch of files tftp -m binary 192.168.1.2 -c put file1 target/file1 I've been trying to use cmd line expansion such as tftp -m binary 192.168.1.2 -c put `ls *` target/`ls *` ...
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Turning a USB Flash Drive into Password Key with Free Software

I read an article on Lifehacker the other day which showed you how to turn a USB flash drive into a "master password key" using LastPass (and some proprietary program LastPass licenses). Obviously, ...
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How do I use non-latin alphabet characters in a framebuffer console?

How do you guys use Linux when you have lots of files with non-Latin alphabets, or even Chinese/Japanese? I don't have a problem with Windows, because I do everything in the GUI (it's hard not to), ...
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How to remove Linux from my system without affecting Windows' bootloader?

I'm a Windows user. I tried to experiment with Linux and installed openSUSE on my system. I formatted a partition and installed Linux on that drive. When I tried to remove Linux by formatting that ...
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generic tunnel utility though a single tcp connection?

I have a embedded Linux device (in it's own private LAN connected to other sensoric devices) that's connected to the Internet. I can already make a secure, direct TCP connection using a proprietary ...
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XFS Can't Read the Superblock

I awoke this morning to find an email from my RAID host (Linux software RAID) telling me that a drive had failed. It's consumer hardware, it's not a big deal. I have cold spares. However, when I ...
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command-line utility to record from microphone

I am looking for command-line utility that monitors the microphone, and if you start to speak, writes the file. Recording period should be adjusted. Solution is: sox -t alsa default recording.wav ...
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Can't connect to wireless network in openSUSE

I had Windows XP. Recently I installed openSUSE Linux on my other drive. I had access to the internet through a wireless connection in Windows XP. For openSUSE I wanted to configure my wireless ...
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using setfacl to give access to another user without giving access to a group

I have a user that I use for backup, and I use setfacl to give that user access to files. However, setfacl changes the base ACL entry for group and some applications require that the base ACL entry ...
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GNOME 3 Ctrl+Alt+D (Show Desktop)

I recently upgraded my system to GNOME 3. In previous versions of GNOME, the key combination Ctrl+Alt+D would hide all open windows and show the Desktop. This shortcut was eliminated from GNOME 3 ...
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How to “undo” unzip command?

I used "unzip XXX.zip" to extract a zip file, unfortunaly, i make a mistake. Now i want to delete all the file and directorys generated by "unzip". How can I undo it?
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Linux equivalent of MS StreamingVideoDownloader

is there something on Linux like this : http://www.binarymark.com/Products/StreamingVideoDownloader/default.aspx ? When we start to play a video file in a browser, the software start to save & ...
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Can't seem to install 64bit GCC with YUM

I type the following... $ yum install gcc.x86_64 (by the way, is "gcc.x86_64" the right package for 64bit gcc?) [...] I get the following errors... [...] Total size: 16 M Downloading ...
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Why does “sudo -u root echo `whoami`” not return root?

How do you use sudo to run a command as the actual root user on Ubuntu? I originally thought this was the default behavior of sudo, until I ran: myuser@localhost:~$ sudo echo `whoami` myuser ...
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How do you disable BIOS RAID on SuperMicro X9SCL/X9SCM motherboard?

I am trying to install SLES11 on a computer with a X9SCL/X9SCM SuperMicro motherboard. The BIOS version is 1.1a (9/28/2011). The SATA controller configuration gives me the following choices: AHCI ...
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How is mail actually sent when I use the Linux “mail” command?

What email account is used to send an email when using the mail command from the linux terminal as in: echo "Body of email" | mail -s "Subject" abc@def.com If the emails are not being sent, does ...
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Fedora: Access dynamic disk created in windows

I recently decided to migrate from windows to fedora*. Now, my problem is that my main disk was a dynamic disk. I thought I had a vague memory of this working in linux (to be specific, fedora 16), but ...
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Running a 32bit executable on a 64bit Ubuntu Oneric

I am trying to run a 32-bit executable on my 64-bit Ubuntu. Here a short overview of the situation. But I have to prepend ia32 libs are installed: > aptitude search ia32 i ia32-libs - ia32 ...