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OpenVPN Linux client - tls key negotiation failed to occur (FrootVPN)

I'm using the free FrootVPN service (works flawlessly on Windows). However on Linux I can't manage to get it to work. FrootVPN's support webpage is broken so I can't message their support. I know ...
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Installing `libxcb1:i386` on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with multiarch

I have a 32-bit software package (Beyond Compare) and try to install it on an amd64 Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I ran into a lot of dependencies issue and finally traced it to missing libx11-6:i386, which ...
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mysterious ip scanning my home website [closed]

I'm running a small python based webserver for checking my security cameras and temperature. but today a mysterious ip address scanned my website. the ip address is chinese.. what security ...
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Why doesn't /tmp get emptied when symlinked?

I symlinked /tmp to a second hard drive (the root partition is on an SSD and I want to avoid wear). Ever since then, it doesn't get emptied on a reboot. Any idea why? I use Ubuntu 14.10.
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Mount directory through NFS give me “unrecognized mount point”error

I'm trying to mount a external folder using NFS and I added this line to /etc/fstab file: ip_address:/var/www/pdf  /var/www/html/project.dev/web/uploads nfs rw,async,hard,intr 0 0 But any time I ...
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Battery care program in java [closed]

I am looking forward in creating a battery care program for linux like in windows. I need to know : 1) What all will be required to make this program. 2) What all API's in linux will I be needing. ...
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Linux remote control over internet

I have a ARMv7 mini PC in city A, and a laptop in city B. Both of them are behind router and firewalls, ARMv7 is running Ubuntu 14.04, only user is root, Laptopis running ARch. I want to access the ...
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Partitioning for linux - How should I go about it?

This is what the current system looks like: As you can see, I have just a single 'C' parition which I can expect to divide further. Is it safe to shrink this partition to ~350GB, and use the rest ...
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dual boot linux and Windows [closed]

I want to do dual boot by Ubuntu and windows 8. I have tried for several times but till I am unable to find out the right rule. I am using a HP, dual core, with 2 GB ram, 500GB HDD. Among the 500 GB ...
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Logrotate error: No file found

One of our servers has a recurring error message for Logrotate. /etc/cron.daily/logrotate: ERROR No file found for /usr/local/Zend/apache2/logs/error_log Log rotation is working normally for ...
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Is there a window manager that allows you to set environment variables

My problem here is that I often stays logged in for a considerable amount of time and the usual methods of setting environment variables doesn't work in a satisfactory way: If I set environment ...
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Delete `--_--.sparseimage`

I have a file named: --_--.sparseimage This file was created by OSX Diskutil app, but because the filename itself is troubling, Diskutil cannot fill it with any data. And I can't seem to make any ...
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Echo in file returns No such file or directory

I'm wondering why my simple script doesn't work: #!/usr/bin/env bash user_variable='$1' echo "export USER_VAR=$user_variable" > ~$user_variable/.filename When I launch the script I have this ...
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Multi GPU for 3rd monitor - linux mint - geforce 750ti

I recently got a 2nd graphics card to add a 3rd monitor but have had problems getting the 3rd to display. The nvidia x server configurations recognizes the 3rd monitor and the 2nd graphics card. When ...
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How do operating system window managers deal with multiple DPI levels across monitors?

I've been using Linux for years and one of the things that is lacking (due to X being way too freaking old and Wayland living in a far away land) is support for high DPI monitors. Looking at my ...
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How to change resolution past 1024x762?

So my Windows 8.1 broke on me and I have no way to repair it without a disc. I just switched to the latest stable Ubuntu last night until I can get an ISO to repair my Windows 8. I'm curious why my ...
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Can't boot off of USB after installing FreeBSD

So I recently installed FreeBSD on my desktop computer. It was very complicated, so I decided to switch to Debian. I tried to write Debian's boot.img file to a USB using the official Debian help page ...
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using awk on only files which START with 'xyz'

I have 3 files in a directory: xyz1.txt, xyz2.txt, rst_xyz.txt and I want to work with ONLY the first two (those which start with xyz). The command ls | awk '/xyz/{print $1}' will return all three of ...
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MS Sculpt Keyboard calculator/f-keys

I bought a Microsoft Sculpt wireless keyboard and mouse combo a bit ago and am quite happy with the mechanical function of the thing. However, xev doesn't want to report anything from the calculator ...
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How can I edit the delay of the first frame of an animated gif

I've assembled a gif using gnuplot, however I want the first frame to be still for a few seconds before the graphic starts animating. How can I edit the delay of the first frame of the gif?
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Confusing end of line characters in Vim

How to view in Vim if there is any end of line character at the end of the file? If file content is '1234' as by echo -n 1234 > file.txt Vim shows (with :set list option) '1234$'. If file content ...
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Why tar hangs failing to extract a file

I am using a Solaris 11 system and am trying to extract from a tar file which I know to be OK, but when I try to extract it, tar hangs. I don't get any feedback from tar. What areas of Solaris should ...
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Linux Mint MATE Caja “Share Folder…” menu entry missing

I have two Linux Mint 16 MATE boxes connected. One has the "Share Folder..." right-click menu item in Caja, and the other does not. How do I get it? Later: After installing caja-share, the menu item ...
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CentOS bashrc function to email on login

I've a system setup where an email is sent on a user login (line from .bashrc): printf "user details, ip etc" | mail -s "[LOGIN NOTICE] `hostname` - `whoami`" <admin>@<domain>.co.uk ...
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Linux / Change ulimit -Hn

When I do ulimit -Sn, I get 1024. I change it with: ulimit -n 4096 and It changes to 4096. How do I do the same process to ulimit -Hn
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What file sharing systems for peer to peer Linux boxes on LAN with occasional Windows box?

This is a home network and I am the only person using it. I have two Linux boxes (Mint 16 and 17) dual boot with both MATE and Cinnamon desktop logins. I would like to set up my network to enable ...
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wrong MC colors when launched via xterm -e mc

I use ini-customized color theme in Midnight Commander 4.8. [Colors] base_color=linux:normal=cyan,rgb002:input=white,cyan:inputunchanged=black,cyan:dhotnormal=red When I launch xterm and then ...
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Vim colorscheme not displaying properly

I realize that questions about Vim colorschemes have been asked quite frequently, but I believe I've tried the advice in all of them and I can't quite seem to get my colorschemes to work. That being ...
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ffmpeg: video4linux2 + pulse desync

I was able to get the Video4Linux2 driver to use my USB capture card, Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, but only the audio. I've given up on fixing that, so I'm using my microphone ports, with an RCA adapter. I ...
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Missing MySQL extension required to run WordPress on custom Linux server

I need to get WordPress up on running on a custom Red Hat Linux server, but am getting the following error when attempting to visit the WordPress install page: Your PHP installation appears to be ...
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Best Customizable Linux Distros [closed]

I have been using Windows for a while, but I am the type of person who likes to tweak everything in a system and this is quite difficult to do in Windows. I have decided to move to Linux mostly ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 with Wine - multilanguage

I've succesfully installed Microsoft Office 2010 on my Ubuntu linux (14.04) using Wine with Playonlinux. No problem here. What I'm trying to achieve (again) is to install both the English and ...
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In an AFS filesystem, why am I unable to access some directories where I have r-x permissions, and able to access some where I have no permissions?

I've encountered some unexpected behavior when trying to access directories in an AFS mount using Linux (specifically, in bash 4.3.11(1)-release on Ubuntu 14.04.1). In some cases, I'm unable to access ...
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How to install hugin on cent os 6.5?

Trying the whole day to run hugin on centos? Thought I could use fedora repos, but I had no success. Anyone experience with that?
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Redhat Linux /lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.16' not found (required by /lib/libncurses.so.5)

I am running a server RHEL 6.4 which currently has GLIBC 2.12 installed on it. We are trying to run a program which gives this error /lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.16' not found (required by ...
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Linux at command won't run the job in the past, lists it for tomorrow

I am trying to run a series of commands using at in about half an hour. However, at will either schedule it for tomorrow (if I don't specify today's date). If I do specify the date, it says it won't ...
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MPD fails to load music

I installed MPD on my raspberry running pidora. I compiled it myself, so there might be a problem with that. I configured mpd as it is written in the normal wiki pages: Here is my .mpdconf ...
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How to execute a command stored in a variable or just execute the output of a command? [closed]

Feel free to guide me to a totally different solution, in case there's a more efficient way to do this and I'm just going about it entirely wrong. I'm using Linux based command line on iOS, trying to ...
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Cannot clone Virtual Machine to SFTP remote in Ubuntu Host: “The specified virtual disk needs repair”

Running Ubuntu 14.04 (kernel 3.13.0-37-generic) and VMWare Workstation 10.0.3 build-1895310. I'm trying to clone my Windows 7 VM to a remote sftp server so I can safely delete it and encrypt my ...
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Install packages on the fly

Apt-get and other package managers download the necessary packages to disk, then install them and discard them. I know it's possible to unpack archives like tar.gz or others directly as they are ...
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OpenVPN Bash Script [closed]

I want to ask whether such solution is even possible using OpenVPN not about details concerning script. Server side: CentOS 6.5 Client side: Windows 7 Bash or Python script having certain result ...
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How can I prevent KDE double-starting Autostart apps?

My KDE is configured to restart the last session on login. Also, I have some application link(s) in ~/.config/autostart. What I'm experiencing is, of course, two instances of the auto-start ...
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gpg-agent rejects correct password for ssh key

I'm trying to connect to my ssh server with my private key (~/.ssh/id_rsa) which is protected by a passphrase. I set up gpg-agent to cache the passphrase. When I get to the pinentry, it won't accept ...
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iptables always needs restart

I have a CentOS 7 PC, on which I'm using iptables. I have an Oracle 11gR2 instance on that PC and I need to access is from other PCs in the LAN. My /etc/sysconfig/iptables: # Generated by ...
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kvpnc How to set DNS_UPDATE to yes?

I have kvpnc running with an imported CISCO VPN profile. The only problem I have is that DNS is not updated after connecting to the VPN Server. I've seen in the Debug output of kvpnc that DNS_UPDATE ...
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Problems with installation libgd3:i386 on ubuntu container

I have a standard ubuntu container (14.04 LTS), created by: lxc-create -B btrfs -t ubuntu -n xxx On this container: libgd3 was installed correctly: LANG=EN_GB apt-get install -f libgd3 Reading ...
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avahi-daemon : Not able to ping using host name

favorite I have connected an embedded linux platform and a rtems (rtos) platform in a local network, with avahi-daemon and avahi-autoipd running on both. Link local address is successfully bound in ...
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How to install Imagick on a Centos 6.5 server with DirectAdmin 1.45?

Could someone help us with installing ImageMagick on a Centos 6.5 server? We use DirectAdmin as our control panel with PHP 5.4. We've searched on Google, but most posts with instructions are outdated. ...
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SSL version range is not valid

Whenever we try to execute a curl command on any https site we get the error curl: (35) SSL version range is not valid. The version of curl that we use is curl 7.38.0 . The error persists when ...
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NIS Build issue with netid

I just completed the build of a new NIS server. Upon the run of /usr/lib64/yp/ypinit -m I get an error from make saying make[1]: *** [netid.time] Error 1. The /var/yp/Makefile has these ...