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Install gksu on Centos

I want to install gksu on Centos 5.5. su and sudo both work fine (although I had to tweak some BASH profile files to find the commands properly), but I want gksu installed so that I can easily use ...
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Display “Washed Out” After Upgrade to Debian Squeeze?

After upgrading from Debian Lenny to Debian Squeeze and opening XFCE, i find that the colors appear "washed out" or "too light." On top of that, the screen resolution defaults to 1440x900 which is ...
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Decreasing free space on Fedora 12

I'm running Fedora 12. My free space is continously decreasing every time I restart my computer. I haven't installed any software nor am I using the internet. Can somebody explain why? Also, do I ...
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Having trouble booting with LiveCD

I re-installed my Windows OS today and wanted to install Linux Mint as a dual boot. Before the reinstall, I used the LiveCD Gparted to expand my C: from 25 to 30 GB. All went smoothly. After the ...
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How can I convert “DOS” .txt file to Unix .txt file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert CRLF's to line feeds on Linux How can I convert a DOS text file to Unix text file, so I can use my Linux parser properly?
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list files in specific directories older than 1 day or 24 hours

I am trying to write a simple back up script in python where I try to list the files that are 24 hours old in specific directories that I would choose. I read the manual of find and used find . ...
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Midnight Commander search exclude?

In Midnight Commander, is it possible to exclude some directories/patterns/... when doing search? (M-?) I'm specifically interested in skipping the .hg subdirectory.
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connect to the internet through other computer's wireless ethernet card

there are two computer wireless internet accessible notebook. desktop with no wireless card (but just normal lan card). I connect two computer with lan cable, and I want to use internet in desktop ...
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Problem with running open office from the command line

Yesterday I installed OpenOffice on my Linux server. But when I go to run it through the command line, it says command cannot be found. I've also tried other things like OOWriter, etc. Has anyone had ...
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Why does my Debian VMWare virtual machine lose all network connections ~15 minutes after boot?

I’m having a strange networking problem with a Debian (6) VMWare virtual machine on my Mac. Around 15 minutes after starting it up, I can no longer SSH into, view websites served from, or ping the VM. ...
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How to use grep?

I need to find file from ls - l by using grep and certain regexp. In particular I need greep to see certain file ending, like let's say .txt but only using regex. So it should be something like ls ...
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Horizontal Scrollbar (Bug?) in Google Chrome

Anyone else seeing this? Ever since 2 or 3 days ago, I've been seeing this quirk where 1 in 10 websites have this Google Chromium on Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS issues of a horizontal scrollbar, while ...
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How to configure an USB DDR dance pad on linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure an usb ddr dance pad for Stepmania on linux ??? I have Stepmania running and my official Dance Dance Revolution dance pad from DDR Universe 2, but I ...
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SSH from a VM via wireless network to a server

I have a VM running Fedora 17 on VMWare over windows 7. I want to SSH to my university server from fedora but when I try something like: ssh myuser@server.com I don't get request for my password. If ...
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Connection to wireless using terminal, bad driver requests?

I'm trying to connect to a networked named "magicmamaliga" but iwconfig isn't letting me. When running: iwconfig wlan0 essid "magicmamaliga" key "s:PASSWORDXXXXX" and get: Error for wireless ...
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How can I change the time before the system locks?

When I step away from my Linux computer for a while, the system locks and I have to enter my password to unlock it. How can I change the time before the system locks? I've hunted through all the GUI ...
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All my terminal applications ask me to go to the specific path (ie. /usr/sbin/iwconfig)

Just like the title says, it always asks me to go to the direct path. ie: iwconfig doesn't work. I have to type /usr/sbin/iwconfig
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What is a good file system for removable storage on Linux?

I have a 500GB external drive I want to use on a couple of Linux systems, and looking for a filesystem for it. External drives are frequently formatted in FAT32, but I don't need to interoperate with ...
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execute at specific time

create a file change its permissions at a specific time change the permission. At the moment this is what I have and it changes the permissions of the file but not according to the time ...
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Does Linux support TRIM for SSDs on LVM?

I am getting a SSD and need to know, does Linux support TRIM if I set up LVM on top of the SSD? I'm finding conflicting information. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 with kernel 2.6.35-28.
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How to purge connections left open by SSH ProxyCommand?

I have a webserver WWW1 and a front-facing proxy PRX. I use SSH ProxyCommand to connect to WWW1's internal IP (private IP) via PRX (private+public IP). For some connections (not all) I see a network ...
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Get Apple Remote (Unibody) working on Linux?

Has anyone managed to get a newer Apple Remote (Unibody, aluminium design) working on Linux? What IR Receiver are people using? I had no luck with the ones I tried...
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Multi monitor solutions. Will these two video cards work on Linux?

I'm a bit tired of searching for the optimal solution to multi monitor setup in Linux. I don't want to spend money on a Matrox TripleHead2Go. Multi monitor on SLI for Linux doesn't work, check this ...
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What is the way to use Linux in VirtualBox on Windows

For using Linux on my windows system, I downloaded the ISO of Linux from the website. The problem is that the Internet and many other devices are not working. So I want to use them using Virtualbox ...
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How can I pack 15 different scripts into a single RPM?

I have more then 15 different scripts - bash, perl etc ( I run the scripts on Red Hat Linux) I want to pack all scripts by RPM. How to do that? For example I want to do rpm -Uvh all_scripts_pack ...
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SSH host authenticity issue

I'm receiving the wonderful "The authenticity of host xx can't be established." message when attempting to SSH into a box. I have two systems that recently swapped names. My system is a RHEL5.6 box. ...
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How can I make svn store clear text passwords in Debian Linux?

I am using an internal toy svn server, and svn client seems to be configured to store passwords in gnome-keyring by default. How can I disable it or at least switch to kwallet? I am using Debian ...
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No option to hibernate/shutdown in GNOME 3?

I have installed Fedora 15 Alpha with GNOME 3. Everything is working fine. However, I can't see any option to hibernate or shutdown. In the top panel when I click my user name, I only have one option ...
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Disable automated updates (and notifications) in Kde Debian

I am using Kde 4.5 in Debian and I get some notifications after start that I need to update something. How can I disable it (I often don't want to waste bandwidth for such things)? I am using Debian ...
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comparing resources using top

Fedora 15 Alpha 3861 user 20 0 904m 128m 33m S 0.7 6.4 1:11.52 xulrunner-bin 1323 user 20 0 1555m 95m 31m S 13.5 4.8 4:06.87 gnome-shell ...
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SCP from remote Linux system to Windows

I'm on ssh accessing my user account at school. I'm trying to download a particular file from my linux account to my current windows file system that Im on right now. Can i use scp? If yes Id really ...
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Prevent screensaver when flash is running in linux

I imagine that my problem is not unique to my circumstances, and I have been having it for some time. I am running Arch Linux, and quite frequently watch videos, particularly flash, in fullscreen. ...
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How to copy most of a Linux filesystem onto a new drive?

I am getting a SSD and I'd like it to become my new Linux boot drive. However, it is smaller than my current hard drive's root Linux partition, so I'd like to copy over the filesystem and exclude some ...
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Disable color in shell/terminal

I want to disable all color in my shell. Not ls, not nano, not vi, nothing. What's the best way to achieve this?
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See available wireless access points in the terminal?

How can I go about seeing the different AP around me using the terminal? OpenSuse linux
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Do I need to mount?

I do not have access to /media/Acer/i/XAMPP/xampp/htdocs until after I open a file from this location in gedit. After this point I can navigate to it from the command line.
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What does the little squiggly ~ do in Linux?

I have two instances of it being used and I am wondering what each does: service=~ mv ~/Desktop/Service$version.tgz $service What does the little squiggly ~ do? Then, after that that, what would ...
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How to restore /lib/libc.so.6?

I occasionally deleted my /lib/libc.so.6. By using LD_PRELOAD I successfully made a link of my /lib/libc-2.12.1.so file in my home folder and now most of the command works (cp, ln, etc...). But I ...
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Why is fc-cache not installing fonts for me in Fedora 15

I have all the fonts I want in the directory ~/winFonts. In this directory there are a number of symlinks to the real font files. Now I run fc-cache -fv .winfonts And I see a message saying 453 new ...
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Ubuntu on Windows 7 operating system

I want to experience Ubuntu and want it on my machine. I currently have Windows 7 installed and was wondering what the easiest or best way is to install Ubuntu so I can choose to run either Windows 7 ...
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Create file with 751 permissions at creation

I keep creating practice perl scripts in a linux directory using vi <filename> and need to chmod 751 <filename> before I can run it as I wish to. I'm sure there is a simple way to default ...
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Setting default application for text files in bash

I want to tweak my linux environment so that when I type a text file name on the command line and hit enter the file should be opened in Vim. $: /tmp/file.txt should open the file in Vim. This is ...
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How can I set up an alias or shortcut to do the *nix find command?

When at the command line, I find that I have to type out this command very often: find . -iname "*php" -exec grep -H query {} \; I'd love to set up an alias, script, or shortcut to make it work ...
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grep the specific date patterns

I have a requirement, where i need to grep from the logs which covers from date range 2011/03/25 to 2011/04/04 (YYMMDD). I have done this with egrep command, seems to be working fine for me. cat ...
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What filesystem should I use for a large amount of disk space in Linux (>32TB)?

I am trying to make a large file system in linux, but have run into problems with many of the common file systems. JFS has a bug that does not allow expansion over 32TB. XFS has a bug in the fsck ...
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when disk partitioning in ubuntu, wrong informations were detected

when i check disk partition in ubuntu 9.04 using #fdisk -l my friend show me like this. i have 4 hard disks, but he didn't.. but only 3. Was there anything wrong? when i installed linux and maked ...
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How to make my terminal look like this

I ran across this the other day and was instantly amazed. He says he uses a custom Vim colorscheme (easy) and dwm with tmux. I've downloaded tmux and I'm having some issues with it (my CTRL-b ...
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How to script for a graceful program 'quit' as 'kill' leaves a mess behind

On PClinuxOS 2010 I use SMB4K to manage LAN shares. It works perfectly, unless I forget to quit SMB4K before shutting down the computer. If I forget, AND a mounted network share has gone offline, the ...
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Cannot login to Linux server via SSH/Console

I got two computers with the exact same symptoms today: Both seem to be alive. They answer pings and they host virtual machines which are working. However, I cannot login via SSH. I get $ ssh -v ...
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How do I find the installation path of binutils, gcc-3.4.4.tar.gz in Ubuntu?

I have ubuntu 8.10. In this I could find the binutils, gcc are installed. But when ever I try to know that glibc, glibc-linuxthreads are installed are not. It showing that no package is found. For ...