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in which kernel version CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_OWNER appears?

In which kernel version CONFIG_IP_NF_MATCH_OWNER key appears? I dont see it while make mennuconfig on 3.2.28 that I am trying to compile for my ubuntu 12.04 (3.2.0 - default kernel version).
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Linux machine to be converted to NAS [closed]

We have a (pretty old) Linux machine running crunchbang linux (64 bit). The machine was used for some time just as a storage space, files were managed mainly via SCP and SSH. But due to the increased ...
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Syntax highlighting in vi

I use vi in Linux to edit e.g. JSP files. The code is not syntax highlighted. I think this should be possible to enable, but I haven't found out how. Is this possible to do in vi? update1: # vi ...
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Assign IP address in two networks and a wireless router

I have one Linux desktop with two NICs, a wireless router, and internet access. The Linux box's eth0 is set to connect to the internet. Its IP address is assigned by the ISP, via DHCP. Eth1 is ...
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Error Number 5: Input/Output Error while installing Linux

I have an emachines PC (model T5226) that I am attempting to install Linux on. I have tried multiple distros, namely Sabayon, Linux Mint, and SUSE, but at some point during the copying files phase of ...
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Running nginx as the current user

On my linux PC, I'd like to run nginx as whatever user I'm logged into when I start it, and I'd like it to look for config files in the home directory of that user. Is there a way to install nginx to ...
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Windows removes its own drive from bios, but appears in Linux

I'm having a strange problem. Some background: I have two sata drives in this computer. The first one has a boot partition and two NTFS partitions (one Windows 7, one storage). The second drive has ...
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Native linux bootable thumb drive with first partition as fat32

I've been trying to do this for quite a while and I feel like I have exhausted my options on it. I want to make a flash drive partitioned similarly to this: Number Start (sector) End (sector) ...
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I made a USB bootable of backtrack5 using unetbootin. but, no ui appears for installation

I made a USB bootable of backtrack5 using unetbootin. but, no ui appears for installation. first UI screen appears for selection for the type of install.In all types of installation selection after ...
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Linux Screen Kill Challenge

Here's a Challenge to all you boffins out there. Here's my issue: I've got a Linux machine running 2 Scripts. 1 Script runs commands that affect the second script. The second script runs programs in ...
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On Linux allow a file to be read/write but not deleted

Is there a way in Linux on a ext4 file system that I can make a file readable and writeable but not deletable? The directory that the file resides in still needs to be writeable by the owner of the ...
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FTP, SSH, VNC, ETC; All in One Environment?

I have a virtual private server, and I find myself constantly cycling through SSH tunnels in my Linux terminal to the server, then exiting to get to my current systems shell, then logging on to a FTP ...
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Linux keyboard switch parentheses and square brackets

How do you switch the parenthesis and square bracket keys in Linux? Specifically Ubuntu x64 in a virtual box running under Windows 7, using an otherwise standard US keyboard layout - I already have ...
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count files in a list of directories

I have file with a list of directories that I would like to know how many files are in each directory. .../images/idsuffix/userids/ This will give me the count of files and directories for ...
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Linux Mint 13 (64) freeze with USB modem

I have an iBurst modem and a driver I installed from here: http://lelanthran.com/deranged/?p=132 I'm running Mint 13 (64 Bit) - so it's the 3.2 kernel version. After plugging in the USB modem - it ...
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What would happen if the temperature of my computer kept rising?

I've seen a lot of posts about how the maximum temperature of a CPU is somewhere around 100°C, and then the computer will shut down to prevent damage. But what would happen if all of the fans for a ...
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truecrypt hidden volume as main disk on linux

If you've read Cory Doctorow's Little Brother (a wonderful novel, by the way) you'll know that the main character sets up a Truecrypt-esque hidden volume on his phone. It opens to the login prompt, ...
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How to move my physical debian server to VirtualBox?

I'm looking for information how to transfer my physical server running debian into a VirtualBox machine running on my Win7 desktop. My gut feeling is to simply recreate the partition table of the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop

In Ubuntu 12.04 desktop version, after editing the network interface settings from GUI, where these settings are stored? I am not finding the same in /etc/network/interfaces file. Thank you, Namith
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HDD & SSD Linux: Hard resetting link

my current storage setup consists of two traditional HDD's and two SSD's in my Linux box, each two on their own RAID 1 array which is encrypted via luks. I have a story of sorts, rather than a ...
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ls -l shows file size 0 of files in /proc, but cat produces content

# cat /proc/version Linux version 2.6.18-308.8.2.el5.028stab101.1 (root@rhel5-build-x64) (gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)) #1 SMP Sun Jun 24 20:25:35 MSD 2012 # ls -l /proc/version ...
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Two hard drives with windows and linux, windows won't boot

I recently installed fedora 17 to one of the hard drives in my computer. Before hand, I had windows 7 on my other hdd in the same computer. Now, when I try to boot the windows 7 hard drive, I get the ...
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How find reinstall/replace Grub2 menu generation scripts

I'm trying to figure out how to reinstall/get copies of the scripts that Ubuntu has in the /etc/grub.d/ folder. The scripts have names like 00_header and 05_debian_theme. They're used when the command ...
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How to turn an intel wifi card into AP under Linux?

I have an intel wifi card using iwlwifi driver. I want to turn it into an AP (not only an ad-hoc) so that my phone can share its wired network. I've searched the internet (including superuser.com), ...
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How do I automate removing a symlink and adding a new one

Basically I want to create a quick set of commands so that I can type into the terminal and have it do this: cd /path/to/folder/of/symlink sudo rm -f symlink sudo ln -s /new/path/of/symlink cd ...
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Linux and the Mysterious Case of Vanishing (and Reappearing) Directories

I've set up my very first Ubuntu server and immediately logged in (as myuser) to begin customizing it. I go to /opt and run mkdir sandbox. mkdir: Cannot create directory 'sandbox' : Permission ...
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Copy-paste from keepass2 to Midori or WebKitGTK in general, on Linux

Running keepass 2.18, which is Mono-based, on Xubuntu 12.04, I can't seem to copy-paste usernames or passwords from keepass2 to Midori. I can copy from keepass2 then paste into other applications ...
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Better place for home mount

Ok, i'm building large home server (Debian). Will I be able to mount home partition on another disk rather than another partition on the same one during the installation? Thanks a lot.
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Triple booting Debian (wheezy) with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I already have Windows 7(two systems) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (desktop version) installed on my desktop, and would like to add Debian Wheezy to that list. Info related to my question: The Desktop ...
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how do I write find expression (atime = ctime) (access time = change time)

I want to find a set of files to remove that have not been access since their last inode change. Files in which the last activity happened when they were moved into the directory they are currently ...
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Why is cat not changing the access time?

The second call to cat a file does not update the access time. I was expecting the access time to be updated ever time a file contents gets displayed. I see the same behaviour if I open the file in ...
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AC3 & DTS Output Produces Buzzing/Noise Using a52 ALSA Plugin in Pulseaudio

Note: I hope this is the right site to ask it on, as I'm using ubuntu 12.04 64bit but assumably this is a general linux/alsa configuration question. I've followed the guide at ...
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Windows 7 / Linux Dual Boot Chkdsk Everytime

I have a problem with a dual boot win7/linux system. Every time I boot in Linux, and then boot into win7, I have the annoying problem of windows 7 running a check disk. Initially I dismissed it as ...
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Confusion in linux process

I have one doubt in linux process case 1:(here no Firefox is open) suppose if I open a firefox from command terminal using this command firefox & then process will start in the background. Now ...
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Using a Ubuntu AWS instance as tunnel for RDP to simulate bandwidth

I have a bunch of windows instances on EC2 which I can connect to using RDP. I want to test the performance of RDP under various bandwidth and latency conditions. I know about thetc qdisc tool which ...
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Linux command to find the differences between two files

I have file1 that contains lines exactly the same as file2 BUT file 2 has more lines. I need to extract these additional line ONLY. I tried diff command but the output really long and I need just the ...
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How to add CP-1252 to CentOS

We are processing files that our clients generated on their local Windows machines which use the CP-1252 character set. Occasionally, while processing one of these files in our backend (running on ...
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How to permanently mount ntfs drive in WUBI installation mode?

I have a Windows 7 installed as my primary operating system on my C:\ drive. I have another ntfs partition, D:. Ubuntu is installed using WUBI on C:\Ubuntu, which makes C:\ accessible through ...
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Can I run a minimalist web-server on my router without rewriting the firmware with DD-WRT?

I read this article on Nezzen.net that says that you can make a web-server on your router providing that you rewrite its firmware with a free DD-WRT, Tomato, or equivalent. Leaving apart the fact ...
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How can I edit a file if there is no vi, vim, joe, etc?

Is there a way to edit a file if there are no vi, vim, joe, mcedit? In another words is there a way to edit a file using just the shell commands?
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Unable to Send Large Files Over XMODEM

I'm trying to send a file to a serial device using XMODEM from within a screen terminal. It works just fine with small (633 bytes) but fails when I try to send a larger file (3.3 kilobytes). This is ...
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Samba jobs disappear from Windows spooler

I searched for similar issues to no avail, yet I have multiple systems exhibiting the same bizarre behavior. Samba jobs printed to Windows printer shares arrive at the Windows workstation, but then ...
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How do I mount a ssh folder in linux from a script?

I already have sshfs installed and I know how to mount the drive, but when I try to automatically supply the password it doesn't do anything different. eric@MAVERICK:~$ sshfs ...
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how to automatically select fast mirror for apt-get

Is there any plug-in available for apt-get to select fast mirror just as the YUM's fastestmirror plugin The fastest mirror plugin is designed for use in repository configurations where you have more ...
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How can I sync ftp server with my local computer via cronjob or other means

Right now I am operating on a webserver which gets files pushed to it every few hours while I am working. I have to check each file that I upload has a different timestamp than when I had started ...
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Unable to share ufsd file system folder through nfs client

I have pen drive and mounted on ufsd(Universal file system ) file system in linux.I want to share that folder through nfs client.I have installed nfs server and put a entry in the /etc/exports file in ...
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games opening at double resolution with 2 monitors

Whenever I open a game on my computer, It opens at a resolution of 3840x1080 aka the resolution of both of my monitors, combined. Now some games have good resolution controls, most do not. Is there ...
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rsync mirror files-from

The following command copies files recursively from $MIRROR_SOURCES relative to $MIRROR_SOURCE to $MIRROR_DEST; but the delete flag does not work. rsync -var --files-from=$MIRROR_SOURCES --delete ...
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How to view LuraWave images on Linux?

I have a number of images I compressed as LuraWave before I knew about advantages of open formats in general and Jpeg2000 or c44 in particular. What is the simplest way to view *.lwf images in Linux? ...
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use installed system as virtual system on virtualbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Virtualbox image of a physical partition I have two operating system installed on my PC (dual boot), I use both a lot and sometimes I restart my PC two times to ...