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Suitable USB external disks for a home Linux server [closed]

I've been running Ubuntu Server on a mini computer (fit-PC slim) for a few years. This box takes a single 2.5" IDE disk and has USB ports. I'm currently at Ubuntu Server 10.04. I use it mainly as a ...
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Linux recursive removal is not working

I am trying to delete a massive directory and cannot get the rm command to work. I want to delete the widget directory which contains thousands of files and folders. Obviously I do not want to ...
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Cygwin 'grep' in files takes forever

I tried using Cygwin to emulate some cool Linux search feature, and when I do grep in files (12 text files - not big) it takes forever. I used grep -rne word I could find this word faster manually ...
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Mount Samba share without root access

I have access to a Linux machine, but not root access. I can access a Samba share through smbclient. I'd like to be able to mount this share so I can access it from within Matlab. Normally, if I ...
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Strange file permissions on FAT32 under Ubuntu

On my machine (Lenovo ThinkPad w510, Ubuntu 10.10) I have (at least) two logical partitions: an ext4 partition to which Ubuntu is installed; a FAT32 partition (the bigger one) on which I store all ...
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Revision control on a machine without root privileges

I am using a computational server (Scientific Linux) that I don't have root privileges on. I want to keep track of changes I make to my code and any forking I do. Subversion looks like a natural fit ...
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Can I use my Linux-PC/Laptop as a Bluetooth headset for my mobile phone?

The same question exist for windows but NOT for linux. Is it possible to use my linux-laptop (which has connected a micro and a speaker per soundcard) over bluetooth as headset for my mobile phone? ...
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Drobo-FS config files exhibiting input/ouput error

I have a Drobo-FS with DropBear installed via DroboApps which allows me SSH access into the linux operating system which powers the Drobo-FS. The Drobo-FS file system has a directory which looks like ...
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why is Linux Mint/Ubuntu killing my CPUs?

I'm windows user for many years, however, I would like to switch to a linux distro(Mint probably) that won't kill my CPU. My problem is that no matter if I install(Mint or Ubuntu) it on hardware or ...
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Pavucontrol “detects” plugging the external microphone in and out, but nothing else

I am remotely debugging a sound system. Until they can test with another microphone, I wonder: Apart from the fact that the microphone is broken or muted, is there anything that could explain why ...
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How do I restore from a Windows backup on Fedora?

I backed up my computer (Vista) before I switched to Fedora. I find that I badly need to restore to the backup I made, but am having trouble figuring out how. what I need to know is if I CAN restore ...
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Something weird happening with my Iceweasel tabs

What's going on with my Iceweasel tabs?
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Installing .NET 3.5 under ubuntu 11

I am trying to install the .net 2.5 framework in a ubuntu box. I am following the instructions from these links: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine ...
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Installed linux-image-686-pae and now my second monitor won't work

I just installed linux-image-686-pae on my Debian system and the PAE kernel effectively increased the memory limit. However for some reason my dual monitors both show the same image, instead of an ...
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Execute Command on Login in Fedora 16

I want to execute this code on every login: xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' -e 'keycode 0x42 = Escape' I tried to put this command into ~/.xsession or ~/.xinitrc but that doesn't work for me. In which file ...
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Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux?

Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux? I am not using TPM and I do have the key on a USB thumbdrive. So I have all the pieces.
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virtual box networking with mobile brodband

I install ubuntu 11.10 64 in virtual machine using vmbox 4.1. My host machine also has ubuntu 11.10 64. I use mobile brodband. this is my networking details. eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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How come piping yes to a file doesn't work?

I tried doing this: yes > yes.txt Afterwards, yes.txt is created but is completely empty.
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Firefox not starting after upgrading to 8.0.1 on Debian Lenny box

I upgraded to Firefox 8.0.1 on my Debian Lenny box and now Firefox won't start at all. I downloaded the installer in /var/username/Desktop, extracted it to /usr/local and created a symbolic link to ...
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How to determine if the client on an ssh connection is using screen

I have an odd predicament. I want to detect on the remote end of an ssh connection if the client is running the terminal inside a screen session. I want to set my prompt based on this. So far I have ...
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Mandriva Linux fails to boot after installing systemd

I have a Mandriva Linux system that was upgraded in-place using urpmi from version 2010.0 to 2010.1 and then 2011.0. I did run into a few minor issues, but nothing I couldn't handle. A few weeks ...
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windows virtualization under linux that supports USB 2.0

I'm using Linux KVM (virsh) and it officially supports USB 1.0. Are there other virtualization tools (free) that would allow my Windows VM to run USB 2.0?
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sshfs: cannot set file timestamp

Using sshfs with autofs on Ubuntu, I cannot set timestamps on remote files: $ touch /sshfs/server/some/file touch: setting times of `/sshfs/sshfs/server/some/file': Permission denied I do have ...
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No mounting a USB pendrive on Debian wheezy

The system seems to know that my pendrive in insert, but when I try to mount it, I cannot do it 'cause it not appears in /dev/. I post the result of command dmesg | tail -n 6 [ 647.763175] ...
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Understand warnings after “fdisk -l” commands [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Warning: Partition X does not end on cylinder boundary. Should I care/how to fix? fdisk -l it gives me this scenario: Disk /dev/sda: 500 GB, 500105249280 bytes 255 ...
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Btrfs on top of a mdadm raid10, or btrfs raid10 on bare devices?

I have a RAID10 managed by the mdadm and I have EXT4 filesystem on top of it. However, I like BTRFS and would like to convert the EXT4 filesystem to BTRFS, but I was thinking about performance and ...
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How to install CURL on Debian Squeeze?

I just can't get CURL to install on Debian Squeeze... keeps giving me this: libtool: compile: gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I../include/curl -I../include -I../include -I../lib -I../lib -g0 -O2 ...
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Have I successfully created an ramfs drive?

I thought I had created a ramfs drive, but when I type df -H all I get is following. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 69G 8.5G 57G 14% / ...
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I think I broke Kubuntu; boot from USB, mount FS, then install what I uninstalled?

I am booting #! Linux from a USB drive in the hopes that I can either Install what I uninstalled to get Kubuntu working again... (see Installed KDE in Ubuntu, removed lightdm, cannot boot) OR Copy ...
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Restricted Bash rbash

What creative ways are there to break out of rbash? I don't have permissions to run vim, scp or cat. restricted: cannot specify `/' in command names How am I supposed to execute anything ...
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Replace files with others from other folder matched by first token in filename

Lets say I have two folders: ls /A/ 01 - IncorrectName.flac 02 - otherincorrect.flac ls /B/ 01 - CorectName.flac 02 - Othercorrect.flac How would I move the files from dir A to B, ...
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Routing a process's network traffic through a specific interface on ArchLinux

I have a VPS in the cloud I want to use to act as a media download server. I have a VPN to avoid getting anyone in trouble (me or host). I have set up the VPN tunnel, and it created an interface ...
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Editing a huge file - Vim or something else?

I am Vim fan for most of my editing purposes. But these days when I have to open huge file ~1-2 gigs, its is vert slow to load and perform operations What are the other ways I can edit such huge ...
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How to test if the denyhosts can send me an email?

The denyhosts service is supposed to analyse my logs and tell me if someone is trying to brute force my sshd. It should deny them access and send me an email. How do i know if it is working? In ...
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Linux for Cyrix 6x86 and 32MiB RAM [closed]

I have really old computer with Cyrix 6x86PR200 processor and really low RAM. And I want to place some kind of linux on it. What good and preferably not really old distro can you suggest? The low RAM ...
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where to find used dns settings

my /etc/resolv.conf use 8.8.8.8 and all 3 dig below answers without a A reocrd dig some_unregistred_adress.se dig @8.8.8.8 some_unregistred_adress.se dig @127.0.0.1 some_unregistred_adress.se but ...
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Sharing Files via HTTP/S based on file structure

We're looking for the best approach (Linux, VMware appliance, etc) to sharing files over the web based on file structure. We have files which are output in a structure by another program, e.g. ...
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Macbook (refit triple boot) always in powersaving mode under linux, is it the bios?

I have a macbook pro with a triple boot with refit and mac/debian/win7, It worked fine for a while. But now, when I'm in the refit menu or on debian, the screen is always on power-saving mode (like ...
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What are .cmd or .com files in Linux?

I'm new to Linux and saw files named "example.cmd" and "test.com". How do I open these files? Also, what kind of files are these?
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What does `tar -C` mean?

In the section "Installing Portage", the Gentoo installation docs say: # tar xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr What does this command do?
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How do I run a Linux shell command from Octave?

I want to run commands like pdflatex and cp from an octave script. Is there a way to do that?
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Is it feasible/likely that my ISP is doing per-client throttling of bittorrent?

Seems very strange to me, but I've run a few tests, and would love some ideas of other tests. I have a linux box here running Deluge, where I most of my bittorrent activity happens, and a Windows box ...
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How do I empty a Linux partition from Windows?

The other day installing Linux Mint failed and it took all the space from /dev/sda3. I wonder if there's some way to remove files and directories inside /dev/sda3 (don't know where it's located) ...
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how to access resource fork of hfs+ filesystem on linux

I have an HFS+ filesystem image recovered from a failing Mac harddrive and can loopback mount it on my Linux machine. How can I access the resource forks for the files in this filesystem from the ...
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Execute script/program when file changes

Is there a way to set something like a trigger on a file, so that everytime the file is changed a script or program will be executed? I only found a mechanism for this within a shell script but would ...
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QuickSynergy OSX server Linux client

How can I configure QuickSynergy so that my Mac can share it's keyboard and mouse with my linux computer?
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Ubuntu with Windows 7 virtualised or other way around

I was a Windows user. Then I switched to Ubuntu at work for (web) development and never looked back. Now that I upgraded my home system, the question came to my mind: Windows / linux. Why Linux: I ...
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Which archiving method is better for compressing text files on Linux?

In my application I need do compress of logs that are text files. Seems that bzip2 and gzip have the same compression ratio. Is that correct?
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mysql when in command line how to jump previous line

How to jump previous line when in mysql console ? i want jump to FROM line ? Sory for my bad english.
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compiz keeps quitting in Ubuntu

Just executed $ compiz --replace $ cccsm And it worked for 2 minutes while I configured some stuff (like Wobbly Windows) then compiz all of a sudden freaks out and quits. I have to reboot. What's ...