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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 We've searched on Google, but most posts with instructions are outdated.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 ...
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Where is the mapping located for the ip address and ports to a html or service?

I am trying to find the location where 'motion' is storing the html and associated scripts for showing a webcam. My webcam is working but I would like to change some of the html or add security to ...
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Unmount/unbind a filesystem? Can I just use `rm`?

I used this to give a chrooted ftp user access to another area of the filesystem: mount --bind /var/www/dev/ /home/ftp_user/www_dev per this website here. And, oops, I realized I gave the ftp user ...
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Create additional FTP and/or SSH accounts for developers through cpanel/WHM interface?

I hope I'm asking this question on the right stack site. I can easily create a new system user in bash by logging in as root. But I know that cPanel "likes" you to use their interface to do things, ...
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Securing a Nintendo Homepass Network

Some Nintendo 3DS users have been setting up wireless access points to trick their handheld console into treating the AP as an official "Nintendo Zone" AP. This has become known as a "Homepass" setup. ...
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Why doesn't the centos devtools repo work on redhat?

I have RedHat 6 installed and would like to use the Centos 6 devtools. I found instructions for using the repo here. I have tested this method on Centos 6 and it worked fine. However, it doesn't ...
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Strange behavior checking disk power state

After sending the command to put a traditional hdd drive to sleep, via hdparm -y , I get a very strange behavior: If I execute this command: while [ 1 ]; do smartctl --nocheck standby -i /dev/sdb ...
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Execute command in-between a bash pipe row …?

I want to run a series of piped commands which do a lot of audioprocessing. It looks as follows in pseudocode: command1 | command2 | command3 Of command2 and command3, both take the output of the ...
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Guest Windows XP virtual machine synced folder with Vagrant

I am not able to use a shared folder between a guest Windows XP virtual machine and a host Linux laptop where I am running Vagrant. My Linux host version is: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS My Vagrant version ...
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Is there a guarantee that when numbering cores - every 2 cores of Hyper Threading are located next?

Is there a guarantee that when numbering cores - every 2 cores of Hyper Threading are located next in Intel CPU x86_64? I.e. HT-Cores with number 0 and 1 located on physical core №0 HT 2 & 3 ...
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Autoresolve a hostname via “closest” network - how?

Having all linux(redhat) machines always on one VPN network and moving them between different LAN networks, how to setup hostname resolution(/etc/resolv.conf?, and DHCP server?, and DDNS server?, and ...
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Terminator needs several key presses to recognize/register shortcut

I am using terminator keybinding (F1 key) to show/hide the terminal window on Fedora 21/xfce4. Problem is, that it requires several key presses (exactly 3) to work. It used to work fine (one key ...
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Grub installed as UEFI instead of legacy

I've been seeking answers to my GRUB problem for a while, but now I have a theory. When I first set up my computer (Alienware M17x) my research told me that Linux would have to be booted in an ...
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Virtualisation possibilities with MSI ge40 (intel 4702MQ)

I have this laptop. I want to run Linux Mint, and run Windows 8.1 in a VM. The thing is, that i would like to play some games on Windows. That will not work properly in Wine, i've tested it. So i've ...
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Any rule for '-h' and '--help'

Some command and programs use -h to show help, some use --help and a few recognize both. It make me crazy. Is there any rule to choose the correct one?
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Full encryption of multi user Linux Mint Installation and separatly encrypted homes

I have installed my Linux Mint System multiple times already with manual partioning and with full encryption in place. (A good tutorial and/or automatic script, that gives you a better control of the ...
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Linux support for touch screen in Dell Latitude D520

I've just ordered a used Dell Latitude D520 (Core2Duo 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, unknown graphics chipset); this is a notebook/tablet convertible, with fold-back touch screen. It comes with Windows 7 Pro, ...
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BCM4360 5Ghz AP-mode on Linux

I want to setup an access point on Linux on the 5Ghz band. However the current card I have doesn't support this (the Intel Wireless-AC 7260), so I want to buy another one. I thought of an Asus ...
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which mail program will be used in crontab?

Platform: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS User: root Desc: If there is any output to stdout/stderr in execution, crontab will collect them and mail to correspond owner. In my case, it is 'root'. When I look at ...
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Need to recover important delete files on Ubuntu [duplicate]

By mistaken I have deleted some important files on my Ubuntu OS system using rm -rf * command. I need to recover these files urgently. Is there any method or GUI tool is available to recover those ...
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linux + what are the messages bad tty under /var/log/messages file

under /var/log/messages I see the following messages "bad tty" what the meaning of these messages? second is it caused because some application that called - owstd ? as we can see from the log? ...
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Windows 7 will not enter sleep or hibernate mode

Just recently Windows 7 started refusing to enter sleep or hibernate. I have just installed Ubuntu on the same hard drive and they are dual booting just fine, usually this isn't a problem, but I don't ...
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Cannot connect to ADSL modem router via ethernet

In windows 8 on Laptop have no problem, but in the Ubuntu 14.04 on the same laptop cannot detect. Also in Windows XP on PC, cannot detect it, too. ADSL modem router tp-link td-8817 have a USB port, ...
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How to run jar file on linux hosting?

I want to run android app server on my hosting so as to get a static IP address. but the problem is .jar file is not being executed on the server. whenever i click on the link of the jar file it ...
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Concealing IP Address While Footprinting/Scanning [closed]

Very new to network admin. I've used clients like Filezilla to download files from remote server, as it protects my IP Address from exposure. I've used online tools like Just Ping in order to ping ...
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how does GDM set ulimits (Fedora)?

On Fedora FC20. /etc/security/limits.conf has: * soft nofile 60000 * hard nofile 60000 * soft nproc 30000 * hard nproc 30000 After logging in through GDM, and opening a shell, the limits are 60000 ...
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VMware tools: vsock and vmhgfs does not work

I'm trying to install the recent VMware tools in an LFS system (kernel 3.16.2). First, I compiled the kernel with all vmware stuff enabled, which left only vmhgfs to be managed by VMware tools. The ...
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Wifi wont stay connected on boot (beaglebone black)

EDIT: I looked online and found iw reg get. Mine was set 00. So i set it to US and now everything is working. Im having an issue with one of my beaglebones, im trying to have it connect over wifi to ...
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L2TP over IPSec VPN on Fedora 21

I need to connect a Linux Fedora 21 desktop to a L2TP over IPSec VPN. I was given a set of instructions for how to do so on a MAC as that is what they use but I have been unable to do so on Fedora. ...
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Bluetooth only works after reboot from Windows

I got this Acer E112-M notebook which comes with bluetooth, the problem is that I can only use it when I have already used it on Windows (it has dual boot), but if I shut it down and turn it on I ...
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How to get horizontal scrolling in XMonad

I've recently started using XMonad. While I can use the trackpad to scroll through a web page vertically (top-to-bottom) I cannot use it to scroll horizontally (side-to-side). How can I set XMonad ...
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Can Debian based distributions use .deb to install packages?

For example, I'm running sparky linux. I'm wondering if I can install packages that are meant for debian distributions using dpkg -i on an *.deb file?
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Memory usage grouped by parent process

How can I find the total memory usage of all processes (including child processes) with PPID of 1. For a program like nginx/httpd which forks several child processes, ps/top gives the memory usage of ...
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is it possible to reverse xxd to get original file from binary file

i have been using xxd to create a hexa representation of a file(any file like .jpg, .docx, .zip etc), like this,.. $ xxd -p original_file.zip > hexa_format.txt and to reverse $ xxd -r -p ...
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What GNOME/Xfce based distros work out of the box with Nvidia cards?

I'm trying out linux distros. My desktop has an Nvidia GTX 460 card. Does any one have recommendations for 64 bit linux distros - derived from either Debian/Ubuntu or Redhat- which have 3d hardware ...
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How to map space to control and unmap win from Hyper_L using xkb/setxkbmap

I am trying to make my space act as control by default (and as space when tapped by using xcape) and to make capslock act as the only hyper modifier. I have a working configuration for this in ...
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how to startx on remote machine in gnu/linux

I would like to startx on a remote machine, having the X session on that remote machine's display/monitor. Background: My machines all run Arch linux, and they all dont use a graphical login manager ...
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How to include hidden files in ls pattern match?

I was just trying to list files in the current directory with a certain pattern, but it doesn't work with hidden files. How can I match all the files? I tried ls *foo* and ls -a *foo* Not ...
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VPN, Proxy - Why we use them for? [closed]

Can anybody explain me what is a VPN/Proxy and why and where we use them for? Is there any connection between them? Thanks for the help!
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IBus apparently installed itself without my intervention, how do I investigate?

Just now when I booted Ubuntu/KDE, I noticed a "US" icon in the tray which I'm pretty sure wasn't there before. Right-click > About gives me a dialog which says IBus 1.5.8 IBus is an ...
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Kali Linux login as guest

I recently installed steam on kali but I am logged in as root so it wont let me use it. How do I login as guest or another user? I tried using guest/nopassword or user/live. It didn't work.
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Changing linux distro on a dual boot machine(Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15(i5, 8 GB) machine. I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 both installed in it. I want to migrate to Cent OS 7 from Ubuntu but keeping the Windows installation intact. Is there ...
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Can I use voices from JAWS in a GNU/Linux screen reader?

I have several versions/licenses of JAWS, which is a screen reader for Microsoft Windows. Is it possible to use a voice from JAWS with a different screen reader on GNU/Linux? Are these voices maybe ...
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How can I boot a PengPod 1000 from a tiny little Linux SD card?

How do you boot a PengPod 1000 from a tiny little Linux SD card? There’s a rocker button and another button to the right along the top edge. There’s a reset button on the back. Connected to holding ...
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Moving dpkg to foreground during confirmation screen glitch

I was doing a routine apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on my server. The dpkg program displayed a dialog box about a package that had updated its default ini file. I wanted the new file, but ...
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Ubuntu-Rescue Remix Does Not See Hard Drive

I am trying to copy over data using the Ubuntu-Rescue Remix bootable cd but this cd does not see my hard drive! What can I do so that the URR is able to see my hard drive and I can save my data? I ...
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blocking port54370 tomato router

I'am having a huge amount of outbound traffic on my network. source port is 54370. Jan 16 00:34:55 unknown user.warn kernel: ACCEPT IN=br0 OUT=vlan1 SRC=192.168.11.88 DST=192.168.0.11 LEN=116 ...