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Move from MBR partition to GPT partition — can't boot

I'm trying to install Funtoo/Gentoo on my desktop. I have the GPT partition table set up and I can boot the kernel. However I keep getting an error: /dev/sdb3 is not a valid block device I'm ...
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How do I find the device node file for a USB device in Linux?

I've bought an X10 Home Automation USB interface: the CM15. This is the information lsusb gives: skerit@KIP-DU-SKER:~$ lsusb Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0bc7:0001 X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. ActiveHome ...
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How can I upload local changed files to an FTP server?

I use a PHP IDE that has no built-in ability to upload a project to a site. So, I'm looking for common easy to use tool for Linux that would able to upload modified documents to the server instead of ...
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Getting zenity and at to work properly

I'm trying to use zenity and at to make a little reminder script. The problem is that while zenity --info works fine from bash (or sh), running echo "zenity --info" | at now + 1 min does nothing. ...
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Howto Install x264 10bit and 8bit in same Linux machine?

Is that possible to install both version in same machine? I want try the 10bit x264 but It's only possible when I remove/replace the 8bit x264 version. I don't know how to install both in same ...
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Should jpegtran remove more bytes than mogrify strip?

I'm currently using mogrify -strip image.jpg to remove unwanted bytes from images, it was suggested I could remove further data by using jpegran from libjpeg, something like: jpegtran -copy none ...
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How can I define a Hebrew/Latin layout + Compose Key in Mageia 2?

I'm on Mageia Linux Cauldron (what will become Mageia 2), where Mageia Linux is a recent community fork of Mandriva Linux. This script gives me the Xkb layout that I need: #!/bin/sh setxkbmap \ ...
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Can I show a “welcome” splash page for my ad-hoc network?

Is there a way to configure an ad-hoc network to have a splash/welcome page? Similar to how NoCat works with routers? Basically if a user connects to my ad-hoc network it would re-direct them to a ...
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The nightmare of installing adobe flash player plugin in Chrome on Linux

Installing the flash player plugin on a Linux PC has proven to be a true nightmare every time I've tried it. This time I'm on Fedora 15 x64 on a Notebook computer. I have downloaded and installed ...
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How can I see what I have `set` in `vim`?

When I am using vim (in a terminal), how can I get a list/display of what I have set? For example, if during a vim session I have done :set spell, :set wrap, and :set linebreak - is there a way to ...
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Send cookies/site login information over my internal network?

Is there a way I can send cookies/site login information to computers within my internal network? i.e push them through in packet headers? Not FTP. For example if I want to send cookies with my ...
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How to lock a file against deletion but still make it writeable?

I want to make a file locked against deletion but still be writeable. How do I do this? The file in question is a Truecrypt volume as a file on a NAS SMB Network share, so I don't want to ...
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mount one directory to another while mapping the original directory's UID to another

I'd like to mount the directory /var/www/mysite to the directory /home/daniel/mysite, but also have the user of the mounted files mapped from the original user (www-data) to my own user (daniel). So ...
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autofs usb configuration

I'm trying to configure /etc/autofs/auto.misc to automount external CDs and USB drives. It worked fine until I reinserted a USB drive; it got renamed from sdb to sdc. How can I anticipate such ...
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Unable to close SSHD on IPv6 TCP port

I'm running Ubuntu 10.4 and I've tried disabling IPv6 as I don't currently need it. I rand the following to disable IPv6 and then rebooted my server: echo "#disable ipv6" | sudo tee -a ...
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I/O error while cp from CD to HDD

I'm trying to create a local repo from my RHEL6 disk. Some of the .rpms I'm able to copy, others give me this error: cp: reading 'filename': Input/Output error It's the original RedHat disk, and ...
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Attempting to get BackTrack 5 running with a VMware virtual machine on Windows 7

For starters I'm running a 64bit Version of Windows 7. I'm also dual-booting 64bit Ubuntu 10.04 (if it matters). However, for this I'm trying to get this working on the Windows 7 side of things. I ...
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how to find the hello.c file path?

i wrote a hello world example.and run successfully,but i don't know where it is in the linux sys. When I run the command which hello.c. it doesn't show the path of the hello.c file . how to find out ...
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How do I convert an HTML email saved as a text file to a PDF file from the Linux command line? [closed]

I need to be able to convert HTML email messages saved as text files (.eml or .msg) to PDF documents, one PDF per email, retaining formatting and images. Are there any Linux tools that will allow me ...
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Copy all files from multiple subfolders into a folder on Ubuntu

I have downloaded over 7000 ebooks from Gutenburg, but the issue is is that they are all in zip files. and each of these zip files is in its own folder. I am trying to move all of the zip files into a ...
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Is it possible to queue a message by writing it to file?

I'm wondering if it's possible to create mail messages and put them into the postfix queue simply by writing files to the hard drive. Currently I have a script which uses a socket connection to dump ...
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Redirecting output twice

I want to redirect my output twice from a commandline For example: comp.reg $T_GDS_MASTER/bin.new $T_GDS_MASTER/bin.old > $T_GDS/log/comp.reg.out 2>&1 I want that command to also print ...
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Writing files to HFS+ drive from Linux

Is it possible to write/edit files on HFS+ drive from Linux? Yes I need to disable journaling but how can I disable journaling from Linux? I dont have access to mac. Or any tool available for doing ...
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Configure Ubuntu hostnames

I'm trying to configure a Ubuntu 10.4 server and have a little confusion with configuring with hostnames. My domain is example.com and the hostname would be one. If I'm correct, when I've configured ...
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Re-run command with prepended text from bash history

How do I repeat the last bash command with some text pre-pended to the front of it. So if the previous command was: $ ls /somedir I want to run the following command utilizing the bash history to ...
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Resize an image to multiple resolutions simultaneously

I am looking for software (Windows or Linux) that can do the following: Resize one image to several provided sizes. Detects the type of the pic­ture (wide, nor­mal) and does the resize based on ...
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How to recover deleted files from [formatted] FAT32/NTFS drive in Linux?

Is there like EasyRecovery for Linux? Free open source command-line based software strongly preferred. Expecting something like: $ fat32_recovery --some-arcane-options dump.img dir/ Recovery in ...
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Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux? [closed]

I have my music sorted using directories so I don't want a library, tags and what not. What I want: easily (recursively) add directories to playlist from my music root, not from library songs in ...
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How to cancel LaTeX compiling in Terminal?

When I compile a LaTeX document in the terminal like so: latex document.tex How do I then abort the process? Ctrl-C doesn't work.
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Obtaining Windows printer share SMB settings (for tsclient/rdesktop on Linux)

At work, I have access to a "virtual" Windows server terminal, which I can access through my Ubuntu Linux via tsclient or rdesktop. Additionally, there are printer shares on this network, which can ...
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Remote login without using password in Linux

I am new to the Linux operating system. I am using Red Hat Linux. Can anyone tell me how to use remote services to login to a remote machine without providing the password? Are there any commands in ...
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What is the difference between “bin” and “netinstall” ISO files for Linux?

What is the difference between "bin" and "netinstall" ISO files for Linux? I need a full OS, not just a Live CD. On the mirrors there are two kind of files osname-bin-DVD.iso and ...
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Filetype associations in Linux

I'm curious how file association management is implemented in Linux. Where is the related information stored? How do I modify it (I'm interested in non-KDE-based ways; I know there's a system ...
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How to run /etc/init/ttys0.conf automatically at startup?

I have a script at /etc/init/ttyS0.conf. I'm configuring a KVM guest for Serial Console access so even if the network interface is broken, I can still access it via the serial connection. I can start ...
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How to disable autoresume of a ZFS-formatted drive on Ubuntu

I've bought an external hard drive. I want to use it with Ubuntu 11.04 (kernel 2.6.38-11-server) and the zfs-fuse package. I've successfully formatted the disk to zfs. The disk is suspending when it ...
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A fast photo browser for Linux

What is the fastest photo browser for Linux? I'm talking about 8 megapixel JPG photos, and some TIFF panoramas (some are about 50MB big). I don't need much functionality – simple browsing with ...
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How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine

Scenario: All of a sudden, my computer feels sluggish. Mouse moves but windows take ages to open, etc. uptime says the load is 7.69 and raising. What is the fastest way to find out which process(es) ...
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Best way to transfer files over a LAN between two Linux computers

I want to transfer files (a music folder) between two Linux computers. After searching for the best way to do this, I've seen that there are lots of ways of doing this. I know this has been asked a ...
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Starting a program on the desktop from SSH in Ubuntu

I'm logged into my Ubuntu 11.04 box using SSH, and I need to start a program - but it is a Windows GUI program which runs under WINE. How can I start the program from the SSH terminal so that it ...
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How does UnionFS work?

I have come across various articles as well as an explanation on Wikipedia however am having a hard time understanding what it means. So far I understand that UnionFS is a module that provides a union ...
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Does a Linux LiveCD expose you to the same viruses, malware, etc that are already present on the computer?

If I were to run a Linux LiveCD regardless of the underlying operating system I am running, am I subject to the same problems I can run into when using the installed operating system? What are the ...
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Abort drag-and-drop from a busy program

When the following happens: I start a drag-and-drop operation, starting from application ABC. Application ABC locks up (temporarily) I release the mouse button then, until application ABC finishes ...
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How can I access my Linux box from my browser?

I use a hosted machine for work which has vnc and apache servers running. To work on a shell, I connect to the VNC server, and to access files I host them using apache and open them from my browser. ...
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How can I log in to Webmin if it doesn't accept/I can't remember my user details?

I installed webmin, and I tried to access it with my account (not root, but able to sudo) and I always got login failed. Now I have Access Denied even to my login page for too many ...
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Running a Single OS Across Multiple Machines [closed]

Here is the (hypothetical) situation: I have one low-performance, high-mobility device (laptop) and one high-performance, low-mobility device (desktop workstation). The two are used as frequently as ...
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Partition layout for SSD + 3 HDDs

Yesterday I got my new workstation featuring: 120 GB - OCZ Vertex3 MAX IOPS 300 GB - Western Digital Velociraptor (10k RPM, about 4ms avg. seek) 2x2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 The system will be ...
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How to find out which processes consume most energy on Linux

In Linux, is it possible to know which processes consume most battery energy at the moment?
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What privilege is required to preserve ownership of a file on copy, and how do you get it?

I have a homework question about kernel programming in Linux. The question is: What Linux-specific privilege is required to preserve ownership of a file when it's copied, and how do you get it? ...
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Single sign on with remote SSH server

Is it possible to authorize user based on provided login and password by connecting to remote SSH server? If connection is successfully established and login-password pair is logged on the remote ...
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Does Ubuntu enabled 'ANSI-C compiler' and 'build system' by default?

I'm going to install PHP and Apache, and instructions say: "You need a respectable ANSI-C compiler and build system,two items that are available through all of the major distributions' package ...