Linux refers to the family of Unix-like computer operating systems using the Linux kernel. If your question is about a certain distribution only, use a more specific tag.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
30 views

I can SSH/HTTP, but cant ping my server

I had a Raspberry Pi set up as a web server on my home DSL line. Everything was fine. Recently i sent my Pi to a friend because he had a better connection that i could use. I got the static internal ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

Access subdomain folder directly from IP address

I have server located under X.Y.Z.C IP address. It runs Apache2. I've added additional domain to it, let us call it A. When I want to add something to it, I have to send files to A subdirectory in ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

dd fails in postgres backup from one server to another

I've got a server which is running out of space. Unfortunately it doesn't even have enough space anymore to backup a postgres database I've got running on it. So I now want to backup the running ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Terminal new window always shows -bash: Searching: command not found

When open terminal, it always shows -bash: Searching: command not found. It does not affect other functions, just each time, even though open a new terminal window, it still pops up at the top of the ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

GPU overheat while in linux textmode

I just put an old Nvidia 6600 GT card in my server that is only running in text mode (debian/linux console) but the sensors show a 101-105°C temperature. The card has only passive cooling (no fan). ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

iptables failed with “ iptables v1.4.21: Couldn't load match `-d':No such file or directory” message

I am running kernel 3.14.18 and using iptables 1.4.21, built with these options --static-enable --disable-shared. When I run this command: /sbin/iptables -A PREROUTING -m -d 127.3.0.2/24 -j DNAT ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

how to get grub menu back in tripple-boot setup

I have windows 8.1 preinstalled on my laptop I installed Linux Mint 17.1 for a time and dualbooted then I decided to also install Windows 7. After this I can just boot into Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Is it possible to do a complete, clean, uninstall of Phantom JS after it has been compiled in place?

I’ve just built and compiled PhantomJS for use on a Raspberry Pi. To do this, I cloned the GitHub repository, than used a build.sh command that—after 5 hours—has generated few executables, copied or ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Can I use “gksu” to became root for CLI operation?

I don't care if this is unsafe, because I'm only doing it as a programming exercise, but that's what I want to do: I want to create a C program that, with the "system" command, will call dpkg and ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

wireless network not working, interface (wlan0) missing

I am a total linux beginner and running Linux Mint 17 Qiana on a Dell Latitude D520. Because I can't connect to any wireless notwork, I tried to configure some hardware stuff I barely understand: ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

How can I access my NAS through my network setup?

I have an old Watchguard Firebox x10e I got off eBay that I am using to protect my network. I will be the first to admit that I am not a pro at networking, so I am having issues getting data through ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Laptop (Windows 8.1) corrupts several usb keys

Since a few days ago, my brother's laptop (Win8.1) cannot recognize any usb drive (but works ok with peripherals such as his mouse and keyboard). The problem is that usb keys plugged onto his laptop ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

winsshfs alternative to mount linux drive to windows [closed]

I've recently started using winsshfs to mount remote linux drives on my windows machine. This program winsshfs isn't stable and crashes. Are there any alternative ways to mount a linux drive to ...
2
votes
2answers
26 views

/etc/profile not being sourced at login

I'm having a bit of an issue: Neither of my /etc/profile or /etc/environment are getting sourced at login! i.e: After boot, the global variables I've got set in /etc/profile (and /etc/profile.d/*.sh ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to check if VMWare Tools are running in Linux guest from host side?

I have many Linux guests in VMWare (Fusion). Usually one would check running processes by using 'runProgramInGuest': vmrun -gu guestUser -gp guestPassword runProgramInGuest guest.vmx "/usr/bin/ps ...
1
vote
1answer
15 views

How can I quickly compare two directories skipping hard linked files that exist in both directories in linux

I have two directories that I would like to compare. The first directory contains an rsync backup of many thousands of folders and files. The second directory contains hard links to all of the files ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Auto Extract New Archives On Linux

I'm wondering if someone can help me automatically extract new archives added to '~/Downloads'. I found a similar question asked here several years ago and there were some suggestions to use fsniper ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Testing network application with virtual network and artificial latency

In order to test a network application in a controlled manner I want to create some sort of virtual network on a single machine in which I can control latencies. (I am running Ubuntu 14.04 x64). I ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Why default useradd variables aren't taken into account, when create user in GUI mode?

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and my /etc/default/useradd file contains: # useradd defaults file GROUP=100 HOME=/home INACTIVE=-1 EXPIRE=0 SHELL=/bin/bash SKEL=/etc/skel ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Centos asterisk system crash

I have Asterisk 11.14.1 running on one of my machine with Freepbx, a fresh install with Sangoma card. However whilst setting up i.e during the process of Sangoma card detection, I faced a problem ...
2
votes
1answer
142 views

I have to manually start bash

I'm somewhat a Linux noob, so I'm sorry if this is a very basic question. I tried to look on superuser for other answers, but i'm not exactly sure what i'm looking for. So, here's my problem. When I ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Logging incoming SCP connection

I have a remote (linux) device sending SCP requests to a linux server (debian 6). I have made an error on the config file of the remote device and it's SCP into a path that doesn't exist. Is there a ...
3
votes
0answers
54 views

How to configure linux to enforce new users to change their password on first login

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and I want system to ask newly created users to change initial password on first login. Note, that I tried to set EXPIRE variable to 0 and ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Disk identifier: 0x00000000

I have a little problem with copy ISO into my Usb. If if copy a disk image downloaded from the ubuntu web site, all it's great: dd bs=4M if=Desktop/trusty-desktop-i386.iso of=/dev/sdb && ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

RAID5 active device failed during reconstruction

I have this Linux RAID5 array with 4 2TB harddisks, with 3 active device and one spare, giving me a total disk size of around 6TB. Recently one drive (sdd) is starting to give me some SMART errors, ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Limiting low bitrates with iw on ath9k

I am trying to prevent low (legacy, B) bitrates to associate with my AP, using ath9k and iw. I think I should run: iw wlan0 set bitrates legacy-2.4 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54 ht-mcs-2.4 lgi-2.4 But is ...
-1
votes
0answers
45 views

why windows boots slower than linux? [on hold]

I have Windows 7 and Xubuntu, use the same software (Clementine, Thunderbird etc.), but Windows boots 4 times slower (3-4 minutes) then Xubuntu (1 minute - 40 seconds). When I say boots - I mean the ...
0
votes
2answers
63 views

Can't login through remote SSH with correct password

On a cPanel server, where SSH worked yesterday, I suddenly can’t login with SSH. I get “Access Denied.” I checked that logins with passwords are enabled in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and they are. I tried ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Faster scroll speed for vncviewer when in full screen

I've started x11vnc on a machine with two screen and am using vncviewer from a single screen machine to connect to it. That is, the local window is smaller than the remote screen. In fullscreen mode ...
-1
votes
0answers
44 views

Looking for a cheap notebook for linux [closed]

My Dell that I've been running Ubuntu on for the past 10yrs is finally losing its second hard drive. I'm looking for something under $200 that will last me another 10 yrs but the following is a must: ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

My CentOS RAID-10 array won’t boot

My RAID array won’t boot and gives a kernel panic. Any attempt to kill init message and goes into endless reboots. Motherboard is a Supermicro 2P with Opteron 2376 4-core CPUs, CentOS software RAID, ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

System freeze when running badblocks

quick background: a file transfer between two partitions did not complete, had to restart (running LinuxMint) - from then on, I'm getting the Smart-warning msg to replace my hard-drive soon - output ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

What would be the correct mount options for a seperated btrfs /home partition in /etc/fstab?

After I read a bit about Btrfs I figured out it has many features I would like to use in the future, like snapshots, compression, defrag, enhancemence for SSD drives and so on. So I decided to ...
0
votes
3answers
45 views

Installing a vim color scheme

After some research, I've discovered that in order to properly install you need to create a .vim directory inside of the path represented by the $VIMRUNTIME variable from this StackOverflow post. When ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

use a eikon fingerprint reader for full disk encryption

I have a eikon finger print reader and im wondering if anyone has any ideas of how i could use it to decrypt a Linux partition. I would ideally like it to work with my Manjaro installation (which is ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Cannot mount NTFS partitions because of Windows 10?

I have a multi-boot computer, one of the partitions is taken by Windows 10 technical preview and another one is also ntfs. Booting in an Ubuntu-eOS system I get this errors when trying to mount these ...
1
vote
1answer
12 views

Kubuntu not booting after reboot

I am running Kubuntu 14.04, and it was working perfectly fine until the home partition got filled to 100% (my / and /home are on two different partitions). Many applications began throwing errors ...
-2
votes
1answer
54 views

remote control Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I have read somewhere that you are able to remotely control a raspberry Pi. I have already tried VNC, and tried finding TeamViewer for Raspbian, unfortunately without luck. Is it really possible or ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Why (sometimes) I cannot access ubuntu server from IPSec client

My home network topology is: [My laptop] ipsec ip: one of 10.0.0.0/24, internet ip is dynamic from ISP | | <-- internet --> | [My router] running openwrt, LAN ip is: 192.168.1.1, ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Detect my workspace and send through serial port

Usually, I use workspace 1 for fun and workspaces 2, 3 and 4 to work (Arch Linux + Gnome). I want to create a gadget using arduino that lights up a red light when I'm not on workspace 1. There is any ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How to get memory usage of a Minecraft server?

I am creating a Minecraft control panel at the moment and having trouble by getting the memory usage of the process. My current process: launch the server in a screen get the pid of the screen ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

lspci: what do Revision Number and PCI Class mean?

I have a notebook Lenovo IdeaPad G500A (59-381065). OS: openSUSE 13.1. My video cards are Intel HD Graphics 4000 and AMD Radeon HD 8750M; # lspci | grep 'VGA\|ATI' 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Restoring a website from a tar.gz file

I have a backup of a website that I created using the tar command below: tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs I see that in the archive file, it has saved the entire path ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Mac OS X: keychain fails to save passphrase when connecting to remote host via ssh as root

When using ssh to connect between two mac machines as a standard user passwordless connection works ok on both macs. But each time when doing the same as root it asks me to enter the passphrase. I ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Mac OS X: ssh: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_*_key

When doing this check: $ /usr/sbin/sshd -t Getting: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_dsa_key But when doing same check with sudo all is good: ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

What is the executable /usr/bin/host on linux good for? Can I kill it?

So I had a compromised /usr/bin/host process running and trying to open HTTP requests out of my machine. I killed it. But now I am wondering. Do I need /usr/bin/host for anything? How do I re-install ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

ekiga — could not register (Forbidden, please check that the username and password are correct)

What are the connection parameters for ekiga? I went to ekiga.net and reset my password, still no luck. I've tried more than a few variants: Add a SIP account To add a SIP account, simply click ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How to make netstat on Linux only show OUTBOUND tcp connetions?

My Ubuntu server is infected and there is a process making a bunch of HTTP requests to a bunch of websites. I have added the following to my firewall (UFW): sudo ufw deny out proto tcp to any port ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Unlist update from update list openSuse

Is there a way to stop openSuse from trying to install a particular update? Everytime I have new updates, it tries to install kernel-desktop-3.11.10-25.1 (x64) along with a newer version (currently ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Network Epson printer prints a page of configuration details instead of job on Linux Mint and Ubuntu

I've tried using lpr and the GUI menus in Writer and Document Viewer in Linux Mint and Ubuntu. The printer is EPSON XP-200, connected by network. lpstat -a lists it as accepting requests. Each time, ...