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What does dbconfig-common do? Should I use it?

For several packages, the installer asks you if you'd like to use 'dbconfig-common'. After some Googling, I can't really find (in plain old English) what the heck that package brings to the table, ...
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svn checkout with ssh tunnel on fedora missing ssh-askpass library

I'm running fedora 20 and when I try to run svn checkout svn+ssh://repo I get this error after typing my ssh passphrase for my key: ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/lib64/misc/ssh-askpass): No such file or ...
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Debian Wheezy Linux Installing Packages Missing Dependency ( Potp 1.7 )

I am a total linux noob. All I really know is apt-get ( to an extent) su , cd ,and dd and a few other minor things. I am trying to install a disk encryption package. ...
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Is it possible to reclaim the memory used by an initrd?

I'm developing a boot process for an embedded device. Currently I'm using an initrd (uncompressed it's 4 megs) to be able to setup my real root partition before continuing to boot (I have to select a ...
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Why do I see the unicode character è when I type Alt-h in my xterm on centos?

I am sshing into a centos box from an ubuntu box. I keep seeing è when I type Alt-h (aka M-h). I want to use this key combo in tmux bindings but it doesn't work because tmux doesn't recognize utf8 ...
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Why does my swap partition not appear in GParted (runnning Linux Mint in VMWare)?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 in VMWare. htop reports that I have a swap of size 8187MB: http://postimg.org/image/a54es37wd/ I'd like to increase this but GParted doesn't show any swap partition: ...
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TC command via webpage as a sudo

The main goal- run a tc command via webpage, starting with: tc qdisc del root dev eth0 (deletes all the filters) Following Simple linux commands from a webpage I am trying to add a tc command, but ...
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Sending mails and narrowing what script does it

I'm using a very old Ubuntu server that was some time ago a mail server which was infected. Sadly there is a running web page on that server. Some script/page/malware is trying to send a lot of spam - ...
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Set a custom preset for HandbrakeCLI?

I'm at a very long task at converting 800+ small files to mp4, and I'm using Handbrake at the moment. Its fast, but since there are many files, it takes a lot of time. I created a automator workflow ...
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How to avoid rebuild of soft-RAID at boot-up

I have here a serious problem on my home server: I have a LVM on a RAID5 array. As memory ran short, I decided to enlarge the RAID array (and later the PV+VG+LVs). So far so good. I stopped the ...
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Cannot reach high resolutions (HD5850 Linux Ubuntu)

I'm using an ati hd5850 card with a 28" monitor over VGA (DVI to VGA adapter at card output) in ubuntu. The monitor is capable of reaching a maximum and native resolution of 1920x1200, yet I cannot ...
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LDAP backed Samba File Sharing - What is really required?

I'm administrating a small network infrastructure consisting of a couple of Linux machines used for development and several web services. User management is done using a LDAP database which works very ...
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What happened to the partitions I set up before installing windows, and the Ubuntu?

A recent tragedy caused me to reload everything. As I started, I split the windows partition in half, then halved the unused half into 2 separate quarters, (if you will). I had hoped to have windows ...
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asm/system.h header file linux

I am trying to install drivers for fax modem, and I have tried different ways to do it, but each way leads me to an error which says: fatal error: asm/system.h: No such file or directory Is there ...
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virtualbox cannot detect usb flash drive on a linux host

I have linux operating system and i installed virtualbox on it. The problem is when i insert a usb to my computer, the linux os detects it but not in the virtualbox. Does anyone knows how to fix this? ...
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Running the script on startup (ubuntu)

I have this script named startupcss I placed it on /etc/init.d then add the service update-rc.d startupcss defaults but when I try to start the service service startupcss start I get this error ...
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How does multiarch works?

I'm trying to set up a multiarch rootfs for a system which can run both endianess from the same kernel. Of course, I can' t mix libraries of different endianness inside the same program. On top of ...
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I can't finish Kali Linux installation process with ISO [duplicate]

During the Kali Linux installation process, I can't install because I am not using a CD or USB. I am using an ISO from the torrent download. I wasn't connected during the process so I don't know if ...
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How to transform an old Notebook to a security fortress? [closed]

So finallytransforming my old Windows Pc to a real PC Targets: 1. Secure 2. Good for Coding Specs are Single-Core 2 Ghz My current List: lightweight Linux Distri??? Tor antivir? ...
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Error mounting fstab

I have read many questions and answers in this and other forums before asking. I watched videos on Youtube to learn how to deal with the fstab file too. So forgive me for bringing back this doubt ...
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How to change ext4 primary partition to logical

This is how my partitions look like. They were created in a very lame way I admit:) My primary goal here is to be able to have another primary partition for 3rd OS but for this I need to do ...
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How to properly specify boot extra entries for nixos

Nixos has a configuration option in the manual for specifying extra entries in the grub menu boot.loader.grub. extraEntries but I can't get it to work with the examples in the manual. The idea is to ...
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Trying to encrypt data

I have an application which transmits plaintext data over the network on a given port, say port 4000. This data is for another application which is running on my vps. How could i encrypt this data ...
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how to mount a crashing HFS+ to ubuntu 14

I have a mac hard drive that is crashing that I am trying to pull all of the files off of. I want to be able to remove files from the drive so that I can narrow down where the issues are to try to ...
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Wrong exit status from expect script

I developed the TELNET_TEST.expect (expect script ) in order to test TELENT connection on remote machine this script perform telnet on target machine wait for login and send password and make exit ...
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How do I get the grub menu to list both my Windows 7 installations?

I have the following disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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xrandr output refresh rates are all 0.0, how can I figure out my refresh rate?

I can tell by eye that my monitor is running at 1920x1080, but I want to confirm that it is running at 60hz. However, running xrandr gives the following output: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma ...
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ccache make recompiling whole program again and again

I have two projects on Linux mint 16, I switch between. I am using ccache make so that i can compile only changes in the program but It is recompiling from scratch. build system is cmake. If I ...
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RubyRep Setup Causes an Error “ Exception caught: Mysql::Error: query: not connected: SHOW TABLES”

I've spent the entire day trying to get RubyRep going on a CentOS machine, and now I'm stuck on the error "Exception caught: Mysql::Error: query: not connected: SHOW TABLES" for which I couldn't find ...
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installing fax modem drivers on linux

EDIT 2: My modem is of type "HSFModem" so I got to the http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/oem/downloads.php and there I downloaded the debian file. I extracted it, and executed the command dpkg -i ...
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Is there a replacement for cron with webinterface?

I am searching for a replacement that lets me view and edit the jobs and their schedules in a webinterface. It would be especially good if there's a history of the execution of jobs available or at ...
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PCLinuxOS 2014 - kernel 3.15.5 [closed]

i have a Toshiba NB500 netbook with Intel Atom 455, chipset 1350. is there support for this chipsets in the kernel 3.15.5? because i tried to install newest mageia, pclinuxos, fedora, suse and can ...
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Can't login to CentOS desktop as root via GUI prompt

I have CentOS 6.5 running on a VM in VirtualBox (Windows host). I had no problems logging in as root from the GUI prompt (clicking on Other and typing root, then my root password and getting the ...
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Executing multiple commands using winexe

./bin/winexe -U <username>%<password> //<ip> "cmd.exe /c net use x: \\\\<ip>\\share /user:<user> <password>" This command works fine, but for me to run another ...
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Symlink two real directories with files in both

I have two directories, with files in both of them: ./read/pub/ |- file1 and ./write/pub/ |- dir1/ |- file2 |- file3 I need to create a symlink so that all the ...
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installing GitLab on CentOS7 failing due to create on resource user

I am trying to install gitlab on a VM under VirtualBox running CentOS 7 I am following the following instructions: https://about.gitlab.com/downloads (for CentOS) I configured gitlab.rb to contain: ...
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apache got internal error when access ldap module

I'm installed httpd 2.4, and the /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf like WSGIScriptAlias /wsgi_app /trac/cgi-bin/wsgi_app.py <Directory /trac/cgi-bin> Require all granted ...
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How do I have automatic encrypted backups?

I have a jailbroken iPhone, 2 Laptops, and another server. I will set up these devices to backup files to a main backup server I have but I'm wondering how I can have this done automatically while ...
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Why does ubuntu linux insist on been installed on a ext partition and can it be installed on fat32 or NTFS?

Before i start don't lecture me on the fact that fat32 is old and hasn't been updated for nearly 20 years. Right now i have sorted that, I am trying to install ubuntu Linux on to a 64GB flash-drive ...
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changing permissions of Read-only file system in linux

i use this command to make a bootable flash disk of linux mint sudo dd if=~/Desktop/linuxmint.iso of=/dev/sdx oflag=direct bs=1048576 it's work, but now my flash disk is lock and i can't change ...
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How can I make the parse data in linux to be the value of my XML file?

My problem is I don't know how can I use the parse data in Linux to make it as values in my XML file. Can anyone help me?
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Raspberry unbootable after unexpected shutdown

I have a raspberry Pi, Model B. I installed Raspbian on the SD card and I would like to use it as a SVN server. I installed everything I need to work with it, and it works ok. The problem is that ...
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Am I using this command correctly? Can't understand why I get the error I am getting. Myqsl - Centos 6

So, I am trying to connect to a database through mysql ssh, but whenever I run the command Connect postfix@127.0.0.1 on postfix It returns with: ERROR 2005 (HY000): Unknown MySQL server host 'on' ...
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Ubuntu crashing after login window

Below is the screenshot of ubuntu 12.04 crashing at login screen. I have googled alot for the solution but hardly anything seems to work. If i try to use telnet localhost this is what it says
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Mailx is is not working

I have been trying to send emails throw Linux using echo "hi abhijeet2" | mailx -v Admin abhijeet123@gmail.com Whic works fine on other linux system ,but not working my system. I have tried to ...
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writing a script to mail all users online

I am taking my first Linux class and we are writing scripts. Currently I'm trying to write a script that will look at who is online and then send them a mail This is an entry level linux class so ...
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How to see the size of files on apache server?

On a VPS apache CENTOS 6.5 x86_64 virtuozzo – server Server space is disappearing on accounts that are untouched, or should be. I suspect hackers are uploading to the accounts in question. Space is ...
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New to Linux, cannot get my internet to connect in VMWare

I installed CentOS today and did a minimal install. I got everything set up and got Gnome installed but I simply cannot connect to the internet. I can ping my loopback address and everything looks ...
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Bash files open terminal when opened

This seems like something simple to do but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to do it. I would like all bash (*.sh, *.bash) files to open with a terminal to show their output in.
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Difference between connecting to 127.0.0.1 and server ip

I am brand new to php, databases, and linux and had a problem where I could not connect to mysql databse with the php mysql_connection function. When I used the ip address of my VM I kepy getting a ...