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Can't write to raid on Fedora

I just did a fresh install of Fedora 11 and added Raid 1 following this tutorial: http://www.optimiz3.com/installing-fedora-11-and-setting-up-a-raid-0-1-5-6-or-10-array/ Now I see the filesystem when ...
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Change first byte of file in Linux?

How can I change the first byte of multiple files in Linux? Willing to use perl/awk/sed/whatever. Must work correctly on binary files (i.e. not change any other bytes).
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How to import/export iPhone addressbook on Linux?

Is there any way, and if yes - how, to export addressbook from iphone to Linux, and then import it back (after some modification)? The iphone in question is not jailbroken, and this is not an option ...
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Yast sources for Suse EL 10.2

I am using Suse EL 10.2 on IBM cloud, and need to install basic packages such as gcc, zlib, etc. Is there any official Suse 10 sources that I can use? Thanks
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What is the default root password for DSLinux?

What's the default root password in DSLinux, or in any Linux distribution? I didn't set it.
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fdisk -l shows a partition is not in /dev directory

I am having troubles on mounting my NTFS hard drive on Linux. I am running Ophcrack live CD. fdisk shows me the hard drive I have installed on my computer. fdisk -l Disk /dev/hdc: 30.0 GB, ...
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gparted won't boot from liveCD

Fedora 12 2.6.32.9-70.fc12.i686 I downloaded the gparted iso and burnt it to a CD. gparted-live-0.5.2-1 This GParted Live was created by: create-gparted-live -l en -b u -e e -d sid -m ...
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How to wake from screensaver directly to the login screen in Ubuntu

(a.k.a. How to switch users without entering password, part II) (see part I) I've got Ubuntu 9.10 with a user account for my wife, and one for myself. "Wake-from-screensaver" should result in "choose ...
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Slackware init rd_local problem

I have made an error in the rd_local file which, Linux is having problem starting up because of this. Is there any way I can edit this file without starting up or am I screwed?
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SuSE always logs a user in TVM session

I recently installed Suse Linux enterprise Desktop 11 on my box. I created an user and logged in first time into a GNOME session without any problems. Last time I logged in I selected the session as ...
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Linux ncurses outliner options

I'm looking for a replacement for hnb, which served me well but seems to be abandoned. Please do not suggest text-editor based approaches like emacs org mode or vim outliner. I want a stand-alone ...
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Wpa supplicant suddenly stopped working

Recently my wireless stopped working on my Debian testing system. It just doesn't connect. The best I get (only after a reboot) is that it says it did connect, but failed to get IP address. But ...
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Is there a Linux distribution designed to connect to a Windows network quickly and easily out of the box?

I want to be able to connect these machines to the domain and use active directory on them.
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Mount NFS as remote user

I have debian as an NFS client. I would like to mount a remote NFS with a specific user permissions (to specify the remote user account) How can I do that?
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Use a Web page as Screensaver (Linux)

Heyo, Is there an easy way to use a web page as a screen saver under Linux? preferably without allowing any interaction with whats presented. I'd like idle admin desktops to show our network ...
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XDMCP is slow any ideas? (looking for alternative remote desktops)

I've been used to using RDP on Windows to remote to machines, and I've got an asus eee 701 which I want to use to do some *nix programming on. While the eee is a lovely little machine the screen and ...
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Any software that draws my network layout?

I'm looking for some tool on windows/linux which draws the layout of the network I'm in. Btw, don't think I'm just a user in this network. I don't have any admin controls.
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Move smaller hard drive to partition on a larger hard drive

My parents bought a new hard drive for a laptop that I've owned for several years. It's much larger than the current one, so I plan on splitting it up to dual boot it with Ubuntu. I have no problem ...
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Ubuntu - Create a link to a specified directory so I can easily change to that directory

Is it possible to create a symlink to a directory, like /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/MyWar that I can access from everywhere? I want to be able to say cd myapp from anywhere in the directory tree and go ...
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How do you stop Linux from re-setting the display brightness?

After manually setting the display brightness on my laptop, the system re-sets the value. If the laptop is plugged in, the value is set to full brightness; if it is not plugged in, it is set to ...
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Which keymap should I use for a wired Mac keyboard in Gentoo Linux?

I just purchase the new wired Mac keyboard: Running on Gentoo Linux it works mostly fine. The only problem I am having is the function keys and swapping the Alt and Command keys to resemble a ...
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Stronger laptop_mode in Linux

Can I have stronger laptop mode in Linux? I want to spin down the hard drive and prevent it to spin up even if something wants to read something not in cache. In general I want to have these modes: ...
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How to force laptop mode on/off

root@vi-notebook:/home/vi# laptop_mode start force Laptop mode enabled, not active How to start laptop mode? It starts successfully when AC adapter is removed, but not by explicit command. The ...
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User not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported

I need to install a package. For that I need root access. However the system says that I am not in sudoers file. When trying to edit one, it complains alike! How am I supposed to add myself to the ...
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How do I force mono sound on Ubuntu 9.10?

My headphones broke so audio only works on the right speaker. As a temporary fix I want to force all sounds to play in mono in the right speaker. I run Ubuntu 9.10. Is there a way to complete this?
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resolv.conf not working properly with Ethernet in Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo X200 laptop on which I am running Ubuntu 9.10. Recently, (I assume after some updating, but I really don't know) my ethernet port stopped working under Linux. A more tech/linux-savvy ...
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Is there a Windows or Linux equivalent of Soulver calculator application? [closed]

I've just been shown a brilliant calculator app called Soulver which is only available on Mac OS X Maths on a Mac as it should be Soulver is a new kind of calculator application which uses a ...
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Encrypted drive installation possible?

Is VMware capable of installing a Linux host, Windows Vista guest configuration on an encrypted /home drive in Linux?
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Match Hard Disk Partition Table?

What is the most efficient way to match the partition tables on two different hard disks? I have saved the partition tables using dd command in linux. The partition tables are from a Windows system. ...
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Linux binary support under Mac OS X?

Is there a way to add Linux binary compatibility to Mac OS X 10.5+ such as that found in FreeBSD? For instance, and totally as an example, here is Arlequin 3.5, a population genetics software that my ...
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How to use X11 forwarding with putty

I have a VM with RHEL 5 without an X server. My host has Windows 7. I need to connect to the VM and redirect the X11 output of the commands to my host. I know that if my host were a GNU/Linux ...
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autobench in ubuntu 8.10

I'm using ubuntu 8.10. I want to do benchmarking using autobench. I could install httperf by the command sudo apt-get install httperf I thought I should be installing autobench in the same way ...
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Bridging my laptop's wireless and wired adaptors

I would like to be able to connect a desktop computer that does not have a wireless adapter to my wireless network. I could just run a network cable from my ADSL/wireless router to the desktop ...
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Unable to connect to shared (iscsitarget) dvd-rw drive on ubuntu karmic box

Intro I have desktop with DVD-RW drive that runs primarily on Linux (namely Ubuntu 9.10). My wife has netbook that rins Windows XP with no cd/dvd drive. There's also LAN through our ADSL ...
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Missing dependency when trying to update

Fedora 12 2.6.32.9-67.fc12.i686 I have tried doing the recommended as its saids at the bottom. However, that didn't work. So I have to yum upgrade --skip-broken Does anyone know how to solve this ...
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Determine formatting of SD card in Ubuntu

How do I, in Ubuntu, determine what the formatting (e.g FAT etc.) of an SD card is?
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How to mount an iso image on Linux?

I need to mount an ISO image on Linux. On Windows I use Daemon Tools, but how is this done on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4?
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Manage song metadata on CentOS from command line

I am making a simple Pandora.com alternative for myself and a few friends where the user can upload his/her songs and listen to them anywhere. My intent is to make a lightweight, simple player in ...
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How to cope with runaway Flash plugin in Google Chrome browser?

I'm using Google Chrome for Linux, version 5.0.307.11 (Official Build 39572) beta with the Linux Flash plugin version 10.0 r32. Quite often, the Flash plugin goes wild and pegs the CPU with about ...
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Bash & 'su' script giving an error “standard in must be a tty”

Folks, I'm having an issue with a bash script which runs a particular command as a different user. The background: Running on a Linux box (CentOS), the script is quite simple, it's starting the ...
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High level command line program for burning CDs and DVDs?

I'm sick of screwing around trying to script a clean solution to burn multiple files and folders to CDs and DVDs with wodim, growisofs and genisoimage. I'm looking for a high level command line ...
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Compaq R4000 laptop randomly locking up

I have a Compaq R4000 laptop with 2GB of RAM, running Ubuntu Linux 9.10. It is randomly locking up on me, approximately once every two days. I have a second partition with Windows XP Home installed, ...
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Primary/secondary ethernet interfaces via NetworkManager in Ubuntu 9.10

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 machine with three ethernet interfaces, eth0, eth1 and eth2. eth2 is connected to a private network. eth0 and eth2 are connected to two different LANs. Either one will provide ...
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How to switch users without entering password

I'm a newbie running Ubuntu 9.10. I have two users (wife and me), and each user's screensaver is set to lock so that on wakeup, we get to choose which user's desktop to go to. However, Ubuntu requires ...
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My BIOS datetime is resetting to 2002, what should I do?

I bought my PC brand new in mid-2006. I'm currently dual booting Win XP 32 bits and Ubuntu Karmic Desktop. Over the last few days, when I boot up my computer, it tells me that my BIOS time is not ...
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How can I use Tab-Completion in PuTTY connecting to a Ubuntu Server?

I use PuTTY to connect to an Ubuntu Server (VPS). I would like to use Tab-Completion when I'm working with the command line on Ubuntu Server... How can I configure it?
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Get name (address) of computer from which from which SSH login was made

After logging onto a linux machine via SSH, I would like to be able to retrieve the name of the computer from which the connection was made. Ideally I am looking for some command like hostname or ...
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how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?

I have several instances of Firefox with several different profiles running. Among them profiles with the names "software" and "test". I am trying to open an URL from a bash script to have it open in ...
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Selecting which IP address to use for outgoing requests from behind a NAT

Our organization has several external IP addresses. I am behind 2 layers of NAT and the servers choose which IP address to route my traffic to. Can I specify which IP address to use when finally ...
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Remote Desktop Logon on Linux from Windows Vista

I have a PC running Opensuse 11.0 Linux. I currently login using ssh with putty. However this is a command line login. How to do a remote xserver login from windows to run a gnome or kde session. what ...