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Resolve third level host names with local bind9 server

Let's say I have domain name "example.com" registered and managed by domain.com. I would like to manage domain names as foo.example.com by my own(without external manager). I have a bind9 dns server ...
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detect content from zip file without uncompress it

I'm trying to check a lot of zip files to make sure it contains the right directories. what I've done is looping all the zip files then use unzip to uncompress and check it one by one.But the CPU and ...
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How can I recover my system after running 'mkfs' on the system partition?

I am not a Linux user, and was doing some homework, I blindly typed sudo mkfs ext3 dev/sda2 (I had Ubuntu as Windows installation). I've done few more things, and turned Ubuntu off to switch on ...
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How can I load Windows 7 after I installed Mint 12 KDE?

I have Windows 7 installed. I attempted to install Mint side by side. Though, when I choose Windows from the Grub loader(knowing that Windows needs MBR) nothing happens. What is the best way to ...
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Terminal error in Ubuntu

I have a small problem with my terminal in Ubuntu 10.04. Normally when I push Ctrl+Alt+F1 it will change to full screen terminal mode. But, in my case it doesn't work and the screen just goes black. ...
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Virtual Box cannot install Fedora Core 14 Terminate on Call StackTrace

I have virtual box and i want to install Fedora Core 14 with ISO image. After booting, i found error in loading driver and terminate with "Call StackTrace". How can i solve this problem? If i install ...
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Viewing an already running application through ssh?

So I have Ktorrent running all the time on my remote host, and I have to change some of the settings on it every once and a while that can't be changed through the web ui. So I was wondering if there ...
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Remount filesystem readonly

I want to remount /dev/sda2 [mounted on /var/www] as readonly # mount -o remount,ro /var/www mount: /var/www is busy There are no open files on that filesystem # fuser -v -m /var/www ...
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How do I recursively touch files matching a pattern

Within my ~/docs directory, I want to "touch" all files ending with .txt How can I do this?
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Unable to use cloned VM, OpenSUSE, VirtualBox

I've cloned a VM and now while booting it I see a message: Trying manual resume from /dev/sda1 Invoking userspace resume from /dev/sda1 resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0 Trying manual resume from ...
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Bad chars in gnome-terminal vim

I'm using Fedora 17 with gnome-shell. I've installed Ubuntu fonts, and I'm running vim inside the gnome-terminal. Quote often, I get the following problem: What could be the problem? The problem ...
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Can't install umlet under Linux

I'm trying to install umlet. I have tried quite a lot of different configurations, but none worked. Whether trying from the .jar itself (java -jar umlet.jar), whether using it as an eclipse plugin, or ...
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Why /home folder is missing from my backup archive created by tar?

So I'm doing full backup of my VPS using the following command (as root, of course): tar czvf 20120604.tar.gz / Everything seems to be fine, all files seem to appear in the list. The size of ...
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How to read iptables -L output?

I'm rather new to iptables, and I'm trying to understand its output. I tried to RTFM, but to no avail when it comes to little details like these. When iptables -vnL gives me a line such as: Chain ...
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Regex to join fields in a CSV

I have a CSV with over 2 million records in it with the following format. path;name;extension;size;date;user /foo/;difacs;cgi;3,795;18-07-2011;Unix User\pads ...
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“Steal” cores to other users: reduce user's processes priority

I'm working on a shared linux machine with multicores where I do have admin rights. Is it possible to freeze all the processes of other users (or give them less priority to access to the CPUs) so that ...
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UNetbootin installation of Ubuntu Server fails and restarts computer

I tried to install Ubuntu Server from a flash drive using UNetbootin, because my optical disc drive is broken. When I created the bootable drive using UNetbootin, there was no problem. When I tried ...
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How to copy a file to a remote server using the command line?

I am trying to copy a file from my desktop to my remote server using the sudo command. I am doing this from the remote machine since I know the password for this machine and I do not have a password ...
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Once a TrueCrypt partition has been unmounted, how do I power off the USB port? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Powering down external hard drive, flash drive, etc using the command line in Linux After umounting a device it still appears to be attached when I run the command ...
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What is the difference between new and extra packages when running the command apt-get install in Linux?

When I attempt to install a particular package I get the following output. I had a read of http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-pkg_basics.en.html#s-depends however it is not clear whether ...
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Redirecting stdout to program argument

I run a Minecraft server on my Arch Linux laptop. The server software for Minecraft runs as an interactive program on a command line, so I start it in a detached screen session, allowing me to ...
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Resume interrupted multiple-file disk images created with dd?

This is the effort to recover a failed hard drive containing several important research works. To sum up: with the method I tried (described below) I could not resume failed multiple images created ...
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How to install GNOME desktop from DVD on CentOS 6 using the command line?

I have installed CentOS 6 in Virtualbox. Although I have chosen to install General Purpose GNOME Desktop, the GNOME desktop does not start. All I get is a black and white text prompt. I would like to ...
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How do I install a crx file on Google Chrome Dev?

I'm using Google Chrome 21 Dev and I can't install .crx files. I download them, but no popup appears asking if I want to install it. Any suggestions?
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Motherboard/PSU crippling USB and Sata

I very recently bought a new desktop computer. The motherboard is: Z77MX-D3H and the power supply is ocz zs series 550w. The issue I have is that once I boot to the operating system (I have tried ...
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Configure permissions for /dev/ttyUSB0

I'm trying to communicate with an Arduino from Ubuntu 12.04. When plugging in the USB cable, the arduino's serial port occurs as /dev/ttyUSB0. When I try to connect to it using moserial, I'm getting ...
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The wireless connection could not be detected by other computer

I tried to configure router PC in my Linux Ubuntu 10.04 . I use 2 connection to connect 2 clients. The first computer uses a LAN connection and the second computer uses a wireless connection. When I ...
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How to change pass phrase of full disk encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12 with full disk encryption, and now I want to change the pass phrase. How can this be done?
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How can I manually delete my Ubuntu partition?

Can anyone tell me how to delete Ubuntu from a Linux / Windows dual boot system without harming Windows? I ran sudo fdisk /dev/sda in a linux terminal and got the following output: /dev/sda1 - ...
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Using multiple USB webcams in Linux

Running more than one USB webcam in Debian/Linux results in the the following error: libv4l2: error turning on stream: No space left on device VIDIOC_STREAMON: No space left on device What ...
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Snort install issue on debian 6 with libpcre - libpcre library not found

I've read the manual on snort.org for installing snort on Debian but am still having an issue. Does anyone know how to resolve this? I've tried installing the libpcre3 amd libpcre3-dev packages by ...
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Watch Filesystem in Real Time on OS X and Ubuntu

I'm looking for a CLI tool which will watch a directory and spit out the names of files that change in real time. some_watch_command /path/to/some/folder | xargs some_callback I'm aware of inotify ...
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Improving wifi connections in linux

I have a new laptop now with Ubuntu installed. The wifi at the office is much spottier than it used to be in my old computer. (It sometimes fails to connect, and sometimes drops the connection.) I'm ...
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Linux, make shorcut keys and FN key always active

If I play full a screen game under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 using GNOME Shell 3.4) I can not use some of my Fn keys, nor the GNOME Shell shortcuts. For example the Fn+volume, or brightness doesn't work, ...
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Cannot set wkhtmltopdf margins (top and bottom)

I am using wkhtmltopdf 0.10.0 rc2 on Ubuntu (Linux 3.2.0-24-generic #38-Ubuntu x86_64 GNU/Linux). The problem I'm experiencing is that I can't create PDFs with margin-top or margin-bottom. I'm not ...
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System-wide auto-complete word list syncing/integration?

I've been thinking that convenient auto-completion is my must-have feature of the text editors and word processors that I use. I wonder if anyone knows of a program or library that implements a ...
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Is this valid JFS partition?

My teacher gave my his laptop (with Fedora 16 on it) and compact flash card with data. He wants to have access to files on card, but he couldn't get access to it. The problem is Linux doesn't know ...
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Using the link command to keep backups on another drive

I have a folder that contains a not so large amount of space called /data/backup. I have been told that if I link that folder (/data/backup) to an even bigger folder area like /bigdata/backup for ...
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“Reroute” traffic using a Debian VPN server

I've set up a Debian VPN server, to which I connect with my iPhone. It works perfectly, I can browse the web, and see "local" pages. My question is, if it's possible to "reroute" traffic. Here's an ...
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Why does my MAC address reset after reconnecting?

I use Ubuntu 12. I'm changing my MAC address with ifconfig wlan0 hw ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx, which works. However when I restart my connection, my computer resets the MAC address to my original MAC ...
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In Linux, is it possible to get a listing of drives' disk space usage that also shows volume labels?

I know about df, of course, but df does not output volume labels. I have 5 USB hard drives plugged into my NAS box, and would love to know which is which. Current df output: Filesystem ...
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NAT works for Windows guests but not for Linux guests

I have just updated to VMPlayer 4.0.3 (from 4.0.1) on a Windows 7 host. All the various guests are configured for NAT networking and DHCP, and before the upgrade every OS could reach out the ...
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Linux Both Case Sensitive AND Case Insensitive and Always Inconvenient?

I'm using Ubuntu 10 and I'm quickly finding out that it's case sensitive when it's inconvenient for it to be so (like when autocompleting file paths with tab in terminal) but also case INsensitive ...
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Loading and running remote applications with Linux. Not ssh

I am wanting to load an application from a remote Linux pc and run it on the one that I am sitting at. My goal is different than just using telnet or ssh, because by doing that I would still be ...
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Problems with sound and flash in Ubuntu 12 [closed]

I'm having these problems: a) I can't have music playing and at the same time watch a video en youtube. If music is playing, flash is muted, and vice versa. b) Sound has too much bass. I partially ...
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Changing network computer name

I can't find a simple tutorial how to change my computer name under which is it visible on the network (Ubuntu 12.04). It's quite simple on Windows 7 but it looks like there's no such an option on ...
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How to disable Auto-Mute Mode?

In alsamixer, there is an option called "Auto-Mute Mode", and it's enabled by default. But now I want to disable it. I've tried different keys but failed. Any idea? 0_0
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Rsync as another user (www-data)

I usually use a graphical SSH client to sync a local and remote directory. And I have to set the ownership of all the files from root to www-data. Can I do the same with Rsync, only that I do it as ...
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How to monitor bandwidth on a Linux router by LAN IP

There are plenty of ways to monitor traffic on a specific interface or even by port. But if I am on a router and suspect one of the workstations is using more bandwidth then others, how to check?
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“shell not found” on start of backtrack 5

I am using backtrack5 in VMware on my system. I was trying to change my default shell to ksh. After executing the 'chsh' command. On restarting the OS, it shows "Cannot execute ksh: no such file or ...