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
2answers
43 views

How to run a script after startup on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have scoured the web and tried numerous solutions. Nothing has worked for me so far, hence this question. I have a rails application that I run with mongrel_rails start -e production -p 80. That ...
2
votes
3answers
29 views

IP Address conflict in a LAN

How to find if someone has taken a particular IP address in a Local Area Network? Or in a more generalized form, how to find the list of IP address that DHCP has allocated in a Local Area Network?
1
vote
0answers
16 views

What to do with Yocto build files once complete

I am trying to learn how to use Yocto. After a successful build of an Intel Edison image, I see all the files in the output directory, but I don't know where to go from here (ie All the hard stuff ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

changing the ownership to subfolders will affect the other folder owned by the same user?

I would need full access to the subfolder A owned by user xxxxx .(unknown may be moved out of organization) The parent folder is owned by root. Whether I am able to achieve this by changing the ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Set the default owner of uploaded files by a user via FTP

When I upload files, the owner gets set to my username but the group gets set to "psacln" I would like it to default to group "developers" of which i am part when I upload a file by FTP Any idea how ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How to copy X drivers and settings from one

I have an old laptop that I've been booting the Crunchbang 11 x64 Linux distribution off a thumbdrive for several months. I've made quite a few customizations, installed software, etc. on it. A ...
5
votes
1answer
20 views

What happens when I truncate a file that is in use?

Around the web many people say you can truncate a file using > filename or truncate -s0 filename while file begin used I know everytime a process write in a file, the process uses a offset for ...
0
votes
5answers
33 views

No such file or directory after typing $PATH in terminal

when I write in terminal echo $PATH my output is :/home/bo/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin but when I write just : $PATH this output I do not understand ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

How to install Windows 7 after removing Windows 10?

After this problem (not being able to mount ntfs drives in Linux after installation of Windows 10 because of hybrid shutdown technology) I have deleted both Windows/ntfs partitions and created new ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

SuSE tells my password is based on a dictionary word

I'm installing SuSE 13.2 and when typing the initial password, it tells me it is too simple and based on a dictionary word. Where can I check this dictionary on my Linux system?
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Block web sites for VPN clients

I installed IPSEC L2TP VPN Server on Ubuntu 12 x86 vps machine. I want to block some web sites for clients connected to VPN Server. So, changed hosts file in Ubuntu to block accessing unwanted web ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

in tomcat “%D - Time taken to process the request, in millis” includes network time or not?

I see I have in tomcat access log: %D - Time taken to process the request, in millis does this includes the network time (so if network is slow on response to client will be higher time) or only ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Mount client files with an SSH connection from Windows to Linux

I am currently using Putty to connect from a Windows 7 computer to a Linux server with SSH. The target Linux server is not in the same network; the connection goes through the internet. I want to ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Get SAN adapter current traffic speed from /proc

I'm interested is there any similar way like /proc/net file to get SAN adapter current speed? I would like to get current speed values from text file.
0
votes
0answers
29 views

How to delete the 2nd bootloader created by EasyBCD and leave GRUB?

I have two bootloaders now; I have the GRUB and the EasyBCD that I've created before the Linux was installed properly. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the 2nd time, the GRUB came right, but now that I ...
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
23 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
35 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
28 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
23 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
25 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
56 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
39 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
28 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? [closed]

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
64 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
19 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
23 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
13 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
46 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 ...