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linux df and OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

I've got a weird inconsistency (although I'm probably just missing something quite basic). While running some script that generates small files on my I disk, I constantly get this error: OSError: ...
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How do I remotely view a Linux desktop from Windows XP?

I'm using Windows XP and need to remotely connect to a CentOS-5.X server. I'm looking to visually, securely and with as small a footprint as possible manage a remote Linux system via an GUI. It's not ...
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How can I allow normal users to mount tmpfs under subdirectories of their home directory?

How can I allow normal users to mount a tmpfs under any subdirectory owned by them?
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How to delete 0 bytes files from a fat filesystem from within linux

I have an external hdd which is formatted with fat for use by both on linux and windows. The issue is that I can't delete some of the files I have which show up with size 0. Also, the modification ...
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Keeping new Ubuntu installation's /var on separate drive without formatting

I have a server running an older version of Ubuntu and with /var stored on a separate partition on a separate hard drive. I am attempting to update Ubuntu to 10.04, but I still want to store /var on a ...
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Chromium 7.0.517.36, click to start Flash feature is gone?

Gentoo Linux, Chromium-7.0.517.36 and adobe-flash-10.2.161.23_pre20100927. I was happy when they added that feature to Chromium 7, so that when I set "Do not allow any site to run plugins" in the ...
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How to join two video frames into one, so the final video plays two frames as one simultenously

I want to connect two videos into one. Let's take two videos from Youtube as an example. I want my final video to have the height = height of first video + height of second video and width = max(width ...
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boot Windows from GRUB rescue

This is my situation: installed Ubuntu without a CD (using unetbootin) dual boot installation (Windows XP+Ubuntu) didn't like the installation and decided to boot into Windows and delete the Linux ...
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Backing up linux server settings / What should be backed up?

I've set up two linux boxes (dedicated hosting) and I want to make a backup of the server settings on both just in case something goes wrong and I need to restore the settings. The hosting provider ...
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Changing file and folder ownership from root?

I created a folder structure as root and now need to transfer ownership to an ordinary user. This question is linked to this one - ...
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Providing permission to specific user to access NFS share

I have two machines between which I need to share a folder. On server1, I have the user 'appuser' that needs to access (read/write/delete) on this share. On server2, 'root' accesses this share and ...
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Linux service 'named' is not functional - is that an issue?

One of the dedicated servers that I have does not seem to have the service 'named' functional: root@server2 [~]# service named start Locating /var/named/chroot//etc/named.conf failed: ...
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in VI and man command, how to exactly match a string?

in VI and man command, how to exactly match a string? I don't know how to exact match a string~
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How do different Linux distributions handle multiple cores and multi-threading?

I realize that by asking this question I have already labeled myself as "unprepared" for high-performance workstations, but whatever, you have to start somewhere! I would like to know how different ...
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Linux traceroute Countries

Okay I was searching now for quite some time and I can't believe it. Is there no traceroute that shows me the hops on a world map? And maybe in a 64bit version I found xtraceroute, grace, GTrace... ...
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How to connect to my centos server's desktop?

My centos server was startup to command line mode (console), and I install desktop on that server. after that I set up vncserver from putty, and connect to it using vncviewer, but I can not get into ...
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Can I run Linux on the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless, with a built-in 3G modem, and connect using the built in modem?

Recently I purchases the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless. It runs on the Intel Atom processor and came with Windows 7 Starter Edition, which is quite possibly the worst and most restrictive OS I have ...
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How to don't start with pinned page?

I pinned a page in Google Chrome. Every time I start Chrome, the pinned page is there and it's loading. However, I don't want that any more so I unpinned the page, but Chrome still starts with the ...
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How can I run RDP over HTTPS using a Linux client?

My employer switched from VPN and RDP to using what our admin calls "RDP over HTTPS". Since that switch I find myself unable to connect to the "new" RDP server. I think the progress is as follows: ...
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How to I Document User Rights on an existing Linux System?

Need to document user rights on an existing Linux system. What commands, actions, etc. will allow me to gather complete user profiles? User rights include, but are not limited to: File/Directory: ...
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Messed up keybinding on Gentoo

After I installed some updates on my Gentoo system some Keybindings are messed up. I didn't make a note which packages - so I cannot provide a list. The only thing I remember is that I installed ...
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Kwin window over both monitors

How can I make a window span over both monitors? I have the monitors configured using the KDE monitor setting tool. I need specifically full-screen (for presentation purposes) or at least a maximized ...
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How do I create several screen sessions on startup in Linux?

Firstly, what's the best way to execute commands on startup, cron? Can I use su in a shell script to switch between different users, if so how? How do I create several detached screen sessions on ...
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Windows 7 Disk Management utility doesn't show disk with ext3 (type 83) partition

I have a 2 TB disk in an external SATA dock, formatted with a single ext3 (Linux) partition, which doesn't show up in the Windows 7 Computer Management->Disk Management utility, even as a raw/blank ...
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ls -rt (How to list just THE LAST file? e.g. for: | xargs gnome-open)

e.g. directory containing jpeg files: how to easily open just the most recent jpeg in the current directory?
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Delete a corrupt file in Linux

How I can delete this file? I think it is a corrupt file in a VFAT file system. ????????? ? ? ? ? ? 100.jpg
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Toolkit / tool for PDF checking?

Looking for a command line tool for Windows / linux environment that can check a PDF file for any errors (not for repairing).
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@ sign after a symbolic link directory in puTTy

in puTTy, what does the @ sign signify when it's right after a directory? ex. pdf/ public_html/ video@ It is a symbolic link, however on another server, the same symbolic link does not have an @ ...
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Couldn't create error file for command: no such file or directory

When launching tclsh, I am getting this error message: couldn't create error file for command: no such file or directory Can't find out what causes this to happen. How to fix this issue? My ...
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VMware null modem serial cable between virtual machines

Right now I am using some software to emulate a null modem serial cable on my Windows computer connected to itself. For development purposes I need to have a null modem connection to a linux computer ...
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Making /home folders private in Ubuntu 10.4

How do I stop one user account from being able to read files in another user account. Right now once i log in, I can easily navigate to /home/[username] and copy/read any file. How do I make it thus ...
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Is kernel a process?

In Linux, we always say the first process is init(pid==1). but why is not the kernel(startup) which setup the system and create init process. Is kernel a process? We know all the user space threads ...
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Can I use Linux Mint to act as a router?

Can I use Mint as a Router service, similar to the service in Ubuntu (called: Router Advertisement Daemon?). Does Mint support this and what solutions are available for this? Have dabbled in Linux ...
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What is the best way to manage a very large music library under Linux? [on hold]

I have a very large music library. Digging though directories to find music is many shades of impossible. I was using Songbrid which indexed my collection and allowed me to search it. However ...
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Tool for selecting window by searching in X11?

I often have many windows open on many virtual desktops and I have hard time finding some application. So is there any tool for searching open windows? Currently I using Awesome as my window ...
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Grep exits abnormally with code 123 when running rgrep on emacs

Greetings fellow Emacsers I'm running GNU Emacs 23.1.1 on "Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS" and any search I perform using the built-in M-x rgrep on the standard Linux kernel source code (vanilla) ends ...
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Using PHP's APC (Alternative PHP Cache)?

I've installed APC.so successfully on my system, but I'm not sure what to do next... PHP info says: apc APC Support enabled Version 3.0.19 MMAP Support Enabled MMAP File Mask no value ...
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Resolution Independence on OSes?

I know this isn't really a question, but has there been any recent advancements or news about Resolution Independence in any of the major OSes? (Windows / Mac / Linux) I'm quite interested in the ...
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can we install 2 operating system in one drive

Windows XP is installed in my C drive. Can I install an another fresh copy of Windows XP or Linux or Windows 7 in same C drive without formatting the previous one?
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How to install local .deb packages with apt-get

Is there a way to install packages store on your HD with apt-get, like a "apt-get install ./package.deb ? If not how to handle the dependencies in a very very easy way.
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OpenGL program not work with X forwarding

I have an OpenGL program in a Linux server. I want to run the program remotely with X forwarding, but it fails, whereas programs such as xclock and xeyes work fine. (I confirmed that the program works ...
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Problems with keyboard mapping - lowercase 'v' is not working

I have quite a strange issue with (supposedly) my keyboard mappings. while using GNOME session: lowercase 'v' is not working as it should - no keypress is reaching apps; while I'm holding V key ...
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monitor power and lock screen (Ubuntu Lucid)

I'm trying to get my screen to turn off whenever I lock my screen. I know that in Power Management, there's an option to turn off the screen after a set amount of time, and I know about xset dpms ...
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Linux won't let me mount an external hard drive as read/write

I try mount -t ntfs -o rw /dev/sdb1 /mnt/exthdd it doesn't give me any response so I presume it succeeded but when I try to touch it, it tells me it's a read-only file system This is driving me ...
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Auto-mount USB drives read-only

I'm currently setting up a laptop for my grandparents to use. They have never used a computer before, so I'm trying to make this as fool-proof as possible. The system will be setup with Ubuntu 10.10. ...
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How to input any UTF-8 string as if typed on keyboard from console in Linux/Xorg

Like in xte "str ў", but with support of all characters.
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How to mlock all pages of a process tree from console?

"mlockall() locks all pages mapped into the address space of the calling process" How to do it from console for a process tree? Something like lockall sh -c "read_data | process_data | write_data", ...
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The fastest way for relinking a directory

I use a Gentoo Linux, and I'm currently moving my /usr/portage (portage's database, containing thousands of small ebuild files), /var/tmp/portage (portage's compiling directory), and /var/tmp/ccache ...
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Producing a specific ASCII character in Ubuntu

I'm used to holding the left Alt and entering the ASCII character whenever I'm using an unknown keyboard configuration and want to type a special character. For example, Alt + 0 + 9 + 2 makes a ...
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How do I manually mount a linux file system read/write as a normal user?

This may seem like a stupid question, but with most Linux stuff, it seems to me that a lot of trivial things are not documented. Anyway, I want to simply mount an ext4 file-system onto a normal mount ...