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Is there a clean way to quit evim?

While fiddling with installation of vim and gvim from source, trying to release console-based vim from X dependencies, I tried to run evim to see what it is and whether it should be freed from X ...
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Is there something similar to Apple’s Air Display for Linux? [on hold]

Air display is a program. An iPad can be connected to a computer and be used as an additional screen. Like a secondary screen but not connected by cable. So is there anything like this for Linux? One ...
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SSL not available when attempting to compile“wget” from source?

I was trying to install wget from source in Linux by: ./configure --with-ssl=openssl But it returns me: configure: error: --with-ssl=openssl was given, but SSL is not available. If I do: ...
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Cant get squid proxy to work

i need squid proxy on my centos server. But i just can't get it to work. I did yum install squid. Here is my squid.conf file (i removed all comments): acl all src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 acl manager proto ...
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Running time of locating a file in a directory

When you search for a file in a directory with a large number of files (n), what is the worst case running time of locating this file? I mean does the OS (linux) sequentially check all filenames in ...
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Is there a way to connect to a Windows machine from Linux by name instead of by IP?

In my home network, the Linux machines all have avahi installed and can access each other by their hostnames instead of by their IP ping laptop.local But for the Windows machine I could only manage ...
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Please help me understand my Btrfs system status

My system is Ubuntu 64bit, updated. I have a btrfs file system, consists two disks. btrfs fi show: ➜ ~ sudo btrfs fi show Label: none uuid: 75a8f1e7-7d79-4a05-8f88-fe02d119bf9f Total ...
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How to fix the Bacula error “2902 Bad storage”?

Scenario: Server backs itself up just fine. Tried adding a file daemon on another computer, my workstation, and the job for that fails with the error "2902 Bad storage". The log also gives a link to ...
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airodump-ng mon0 detects ips but doesnt show root@kali:~# so i can proceed [on hold]

CH 5 ][ Elapsed: 50 mins ][ 2015-03-29 19:17 BSSID PWR Beacons #Data, #/s CH MB ENC CIPHER AUTH ESSID -47 1579 924 0 1 54e WPA2 CCMP PSK default ...
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adjust mouse sensitivity in openSuSe

I'm running openSuse 13.1 with KDE but this seems to be a problem with more Linux distros: I have a gaming mouse which has a little more resolution than is comfortable for desktop use, so I'd like to ...
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Change Energy and Power Usage Settings On Mate Desktop

I tried to change the energy settings on my Mate desktop but I find the GUI app rather poor and it lacks very important settings, such as: A separate setting for the timeout before entering ...
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Seemingly random Xorg freeze

Since I installed Linux Mint 17 with XFCE I've been experiencing what I believe is a bug. Sometimes it will hang, at rabdom moments, regardless what I'm doing. The time between hangs can be hours and ...
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Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 speeds not working in Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 LTS (Recognizes as a USB 2.0 device)

I'm finding that a Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth (USB 3.0 capable drive in Windows 7 with 200 MB/s Read speed) only connects at USB 2.0 speed in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). Watching the ...
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How to store confidential info whilst using dot files framework

I'm trying to come up with a strategy to store my dotfiles in Git. So far, I've create a dotfiles repo on GitHub and I've thrown together an install script which simply clones the repo, then symlinks ...
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How to use iptables to connect proxy server

In my company, all http and https must connect to a proxy server, which means we must set proxy in our web browser. Our department has an internal network (192.168.0.xxx). I use a Linux server as ...
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How to check if a VirtualBox vm has been shutdown properly?

Assuming the host system crashed (hardware failure), how would would one find out which vms were running and crashed (and are now in an unclean state)? VMware Workstation has a clean flag, so ...
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Script does not start when OS start|reboot

I have a file at /etc/init/pdoneVendorBroker.conf with the following content: description "PDone Vendor Broker" start on runlevel [234] stop on runlevel [0156] respawn exec php ...
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Why Ubuntu eats more power than Windows?

I play full screen video with maximum volume or browse the Web with WiFi. Under Windows 7 my laptop works ~5 hours. Under Kubuntu 10.10 only ~2 hours. I've got Acer Aspire 1810TZ. Battery wear ...
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Programming in Windows 8

I am a semi-experienced Linux user and I write my software explicitly from command line. If I need a compiler, I simply sudo-apt-get it, if I need to run a code I just execute it from command line and ...
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Which partition manager to use for dual-boot Windows, Linux on SSD? [on hold]

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint dual boot (Grub) on an SSD disk. I want to resize Windows partition to take less space and give it to Linux. I don't want to mess up my computer, so I wanted to ask ...
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bash script doesn't work unless bad command given

I have a script that doesn't work (it freezes my status line) until it is completely done. However, by adding a random bad command, e.g. asdfasdf anywhere in the file that the script reaches (i.e. ...
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MySql does not work for some time after restart [on hold]

I am using Mysql version 5.6.19 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 I have a peculiar problem on my server. When I restart the server mysql takes around 150-200% CPU when I use the "top" command in Linux some ...
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Dualboot Linux Mint & Windows 8.1 (GRUB Problems)

I've been trying to make a dualboot configuration with Linux Mint (17.1 Rebecca) and Windows 8.1. These are the steps I followed in installing this setup: Install windows 8 Run all available updates ...
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Can't use standard ways to change password

It seems like the title of million internet posts, but I think this one is new. I login to a server server with a username usrname and a password, say pas. Then, I try to change the password. Here ...
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Is there an easy way to do a host lookup by MAC address on a LAN?

Is there an easy way (on Linux) to implement host lookup by MAC address? In small local networks, it is easy to use for example arp-scan to find out the IP address of some device. I usually use ...
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Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch

Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch, doesn't matter which website or source i.e. video from youtube, music from flash games and etc. However if I open same content in other ...
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Huge unusual upload from my Linux server [closed]

I have an oracle enterprise Linux database server. But some days ago huge unusual upload to some internet IP from my server and make my network (LAN) hang. When I restart the server and then problem ...
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Leveraging Raid 0 with SDD and Traditional Hard Drive

I am considering rebuilding my Ubuntu 14.04 setup and have a system with the OS currently on a 256 GB SSD and 2x 1TB HDD. I was looking at setting up a Raid 0 or stripe with the SSD and one of the 1 ...
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Can phpMyAdmin be used to connect to a remote database?

I recently read this tutorial, which explains how one can easily reconfigure a local installation of phpMyAdmin to connect to a remote database. The functionality seems to be supported, but not ...
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Not able to create a user account in Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop, downloaded from the Linux Mint website. All works fine but I am not able to create new user in "Users and Groups" GUI tool. Opened "Users ...
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Error RAID1 but can't seem to find where the error is?

I'm having trouble figuring out where the problem is. I'm seeing my two drives... I removed a failed drive and installed an empty one. Thought I added it to the raid and it said it was rebuilding. ...
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View files in ZIP archive on Linux

How can I view the files in a ZIP archive without decompressing it?
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Executing Minecraft Server Commands via SSH and Screen

I'm extremely new to linux, so please help me out if you can! I have read many of the posts about managing/monitoring servers using SSH and Screen, but have not found anything regarding my particular ...
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How to check all timestamps of a file?

Is there a command in Linux to check all timestamps of a file? I'm trying to see the last modified, created, and touched dates on the file.
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does linux zero memory released by applications

I was thinking about making Linux more secure. Can I write code that grabs a bunch of memory and go through them looking for "interesting" stuff? main() { char *p = (char ...
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Last partition fails to dd copy

I'm trying to copy the NOOBS Raspbian distribution's 8GB SD card to a new card. For some reason, the logical partition /dev/sdb6 will not copy correctly. Accessing fdisk /dev/sdb after the attempted ...
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Copy files from Solaris to redhat via SCP command run on RedHat console

I have to copy several GB of little files (from few bytes to < 1MB). These files resides on a file system of a Solaris system. No rsync and rdiff software is available on Solaris and cannot be ...
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How do I kill a process in Linux without using kill?

I am supposed to kill job #3 without using the command kill %3. How do I do that? I can’t seem to find the answer anywhere. I can only use one command. How do I go about doing this?
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IPTables and SIP Proxy-Authorization Header

Is it possible for iptables to check SIP packets for Proxy-Authorization headers, and if there's more than one header in a SIP packet, modify the packet so only the latest Proxy-Authorization header ...
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How to shrink a ddrescue-created image or copy to new image?

I have rescued data from a 2TB hdd (and it turned out that it was not faulty - but this is a different story) and I got a 2TB image. Mounting this image under Linux, I can see (using df) that in this ...
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Does changing external hdd drive will boost performance boost on xubuntu (virtualbox)? [closed]

Now I'm using Toshiba external drive (USB 2.0) - http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Portable-External-Drive-HDDR250E03X/sim/B0013FSKSA/2 I'm wonder if changing this drive to something new, USB 3.0 (maybe ...
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Output port redirect with firewalld?

I'm used to iptables and I can't find a way to do this with firewalld. I need to redirect the output traffic of one port back inside in the same port, basically this: iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -p tcp ...
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Manually closing a port from commandline

I want to close an open port which is in listening mode between my client and server application. Is there any manual command line option in Linux to close a port ?? NOTE: I came to know that "only ...
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lynx program failing with 'Can't access startfile'?

lynx program says 'Can't Access `file://localhost/usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html' Alert!: Unable to access document.' Where is the startup config file? Can someone please provide a solution? # ...
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Keytool without root access and leiningen

My traffic goes through proxy which replaces SSL certificate. This causes problems when accessing the maven/leiningen packages through HTTPS. I tried to install the cert in my keytool but that ...
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How do you tell the linux network traffic control system to apply fair queueing across a set of traffic classes?

I've been skimming the Traffic Control HOWTO and it appears to have SFQ for dividing bandwidth evenly between flows. But my boss is interested in dividing bandwidth fairly (and/or weighted) among ...
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What command to issue to find if my RAM is either DDR2 or DDR3

Fedora 14 HP Netbook 210 Mini My netbook had 1 GB of DDR3 memory. However, that wasn't enough. So I decided to replace the 1 GB with a 2GB or DDR3. However, what command can I issue to be sure ...
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What is the difference between executing a bash script and sourcing a bash script?

What is the difference between executing a bash script like A and sourcing a bash script like B? A >./myscript B >source myscript
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Create shortcut for Konsole with stylesheet

I'm using Konsole, and i have this wonderful stylesheet that colors the active tab >> cat ~/tab.qss QTabBar::tab:selected, QTabBar::tab:hover { background: #99BDDA; } QTabBar::tab:selected ...
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Kwin window over both monitors

How can I make a window span over both monitors? I have the monitors configured using the KDE monitor setting tool. I need specifically full-screen (for presentation purposes) or at least a maximized ...