Linux refers to the family of Unix-like computer operating systems using the Linux kernel. If your question is about a certain distribution only, use a more specific tag.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
1k views

Ext2 or Ext4 for bootable USB Flash-drive with Linux?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB Flash drive (so I have my Desktop everywhere and can customize it as I want). I'm still choosing what's the best filesystem for the USB; Ext2 with no journaling or ...
2
votes
1answer
493 views

Bootable USB doesn't work on every machines

I used unetbootin to make a bootable USB key (a BT4 persistant live cd) But it wors only on a few machines. (only 1 out of 6 i tried) Most of the time boot sequence get stuck on a blinking prompt ...
-2
votes
3answers
471 views

Problem executing in linux command [closed]

I'm executing a Linux command and executing from an automated script. ps | awk '/dspload -d 1 -e/&&!/awk/{print $1}' Now when I see the logs of the script and look at the location where it ...
0
votes
1answer
752 views

Is there a way to crack the windows Administrator password in Linux (using the SAM file) WITHOUT resetting it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to crack the windows Administrator password in Linux (using the SAM file) WITHOUT resetting it? Ok so Ive already got Ubuntu 10.10 on a usb bootstick. ...
0
votes
2answers
414 views

Linux vs. BSD. Decide for Me [closed]

So I've decided to format one of my hard drives that I barely ever use and install a free, open operating system on it alongside my Windows 7 install. I'm torn between what I want to install, so I'm ...
3
votes
3answers
158 views

Is there an email client optimized for screen readers and accessiblity?

I'm currently working on a project to help visually impaired people. We're planning to use Orca screen reader for gnome. Everything is doing great but there is a problem with email web clients the ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

How to search for a pattern between lines 1500 to 2500?

I have 8 files, and each contains around 2000 lines. I want to search the particular word in these files between line number 1500 to 2500. The output should look like: sample_1.txt : 1510:declare ...
3
votes
1answer
775 views

Crypsetup (Unix) is not reading my device

I have a Unix based question. Intro:Trying to create local image which is coded by the cryptsetup tool. Here are my steps: abcdef# dd if=/dev/zero of=image.img bs=512M count=1 1+0 records in 1+0 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

convert .dbx (outlook express) mail files to a mbox format (for thunderbird) w/o Windows?

Recently, my hard drive crashed (click... click... clickly clickly click click...). I was using XP and do NOT have my install discs (lost them 3 moves ago...). i make backups regularly and only lost ...
0
votes
0answers
396 views

Wine supported automated batch conversion tool to convert Outlook .dbx files to .pst format on a linux system

This is continued from my earlier question Batch convert Outlook Express .dbx files to MS Office Outlooks .pst files on linux Please read the details there. So, it looks so far like there are no ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Do all linux commands exist in cygwin?

I want to use the command more to see the content of a text file; however, the command is not available. I wonder whether all linux commands exist in cygwin. I am running cygwin on windows xp.
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to configure Munin to monitor ppp0

I am using Munin on my Ubuntu Jaunty laptop. It shows great graphs for everything, except ppp0, which I use to connect to internet. So I need to configure munin to show ppp0 usage graphs. I tried ...
4
votes
3answers
6k views

On Linux, how to tell how many cores of the machine are active?

On Linux, how to tell how many cores of the machine are active? I assume a test for this would work for Android too. I need to know if more than one core is ever active. Was wondering to test this by ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Performance losses due to whole disk encryption? PGP vs LUKS vs other?

How is performance impacted by whole disk encryption systems such as PGP or LUKS? How do PGP and LUKS compare in performance? Im working on Ubuntu 10.10
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Linux tool to generate memorable passwords?

I'm looking for a tool, command line or GUI, for Linux that generates memorable passwords. An equivalent of what I am looking for would be passwords that the Mac Os X keychain can generate, something ...
0
votes
1answer
226 views

How to install Linux VM on Microsoft Hyper-V

I am looking for step-by-step guide to do so. I can go for any easy to work with Linux distribution , may be UBUNTU. But Hyper-V page says it officially supports only SUSE and REDHAT, others can be ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Use symlink to provide access to a specific file under a restricted directory

My home directory's permissions allow only myself access to it. Is it possible to put a file inside my home directory with.. say.. full permissions, and create a symlink to it so other users can ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Problem on Ubuntu 10.04, I am in only one group --root, cannot use synaptic or sudo

abc@ubuntu:~$ groups root abc@ubuntu:~$ sudo bash [sudo] password for abc: abc is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. I get this error on launching synaptic: "Failed to run ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

SSH X Tunnel via non-X server

strange variation on the standard 'multi-hop tunnel' question. I'm working remotely at the minute, but have several 'incoming' automatic reverse shells connecting to a dedicated server. This ...
1
vote
0answers
987 views

Does converting an Aluminum Apple G4 Powerbook to linux make sense? [closed]

I have an Aluminum G4 Powerbook model A1138 with a dead hard drive. I've got a replacement drive, but no install DVD for Mac OS. A new Mac OS 10.5 install DVD costs $150 retail. From the system ...
4
votes
1answer
8k views

What is the difference between the shutdown, halt and reboot commands?

Should I be using one or the other for different things?
0
votes
2answers
75 views

Remove files which have a certain syntax

I have a couple of files which follow this syntax: *_yyyy-mm-dd_hhhmmm.* Example: *_2010-01-01_00h10m.* *_2010-01-01_01h10m.* *_2010-01-01_02h10m.* *_2010-01-01_03h10m.* ... ...
2
votes
1answer
223 views

Finding out what hypervisor is running

I can't start Virtual Box because it says another hypervisor is running. How can I find out what this other hypervisor is?
2
votes
3answers
4k views

delete only first hit /match with sed

$ echo -e "AsometAhingA\nsomethingA\nASomethiAng" AsometAhingA somethingA ASomethiAng $ echo -e "AsometAhingA\nsomethingA\nASomethiAng" | sed "s/A//" sometAhingA something SomethiAng $ I know that ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

I install nagois, not showing up on localhost/nagois

I installed nagois on ubuntu. The service is running as nagois3. I am trying to access it via the browser as localhost/nagois/, its giving me a 404. Any ideas. Thanks Jean
2
votes
1answer
2k views

FTP shortcuts to another folder

How can I create shortcut from one ftp folder to another using SFTP client such as WinSCP with Putty? For example, application path is /home/primary/webapps/appication/ We have created new user with ...
2
votes
2answers
407 views

Getting the package name that contains a library that I need

Fedora 14 I recently went to install some software using the source files. When I ran the command ./configure I got a message saying that No package gthread-2.0 not found After searching the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Can you pass options to a linux kernel module through the boot parameter?

I have an issue that is fixed by changing the lpfc driver to run using MSI interrupts. This is done by adding “options lpfc lpfc_use_msi=2” /etc/modprobe.conf.local file. Is there a way to make this ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

NFS share from OS X Snow Leopard to Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to share a some files on a Mac running Snow Leopard with a Ubuntu Linux. The mount request gets a "permission denied", and a client system log contains "host xx requires a stronger ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Is my hard drive about to fail?

I hear some squeaking noises sometimes when I use my computer so I ran smartctl. This is the results: === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1 Num ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

What's a good CHM file viewer for (Fedora) Linux?

I installed GnoCHM and it keeps on crashing on my Fedora installation so I'm looking for better alternatives. Please only suggest those that you've used.
4
votes
4answers
1k views

How to combine ls and cd commands in Unix

ls, gives me all directories ls -trh, gives me all directories sorted by date (newest last) ls -dtrh */ | tail -1, gives me name of latest directory (by date) Is it possible to somehow incorporate ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Git version control with multiple users

i am a little bit lost with this issue, let me explain you my problem: I want to setup a git repository, three of four users will contribute, so they need to download the code and shall be able to ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How to find MP3 files without ID3 tags?

I have a lot of mp3 files without any ID3 tag information. This is very annoying, because my iPod does not show them correctly. My Banshee shows them as "unknown artist" and the title. I would like to ...
1
vote
1answer
898 views

Which Linux distro for Mac Mini?

I recently received a Mac Mini and would like to set it up as a web server and git source server. I would like to learn Linux so am interested in setting up my Mac Mini with Linux instead of OSX. ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

Triple boot Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7 on 13" Macbook Pro

I have a 13" Macbook Pro (5,5) running Snow Leopard that I would like to triple boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 9.10 on. I am running an 80 GB Intel X-25M as my primary drive and I want to ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

How do I elevate the priority of a process without giving that process superuser rights?

I have a high priority service that I start with sudo nice -n -10 process. This process does not need superuser rights though, except for the priority elevation. But nice requires superuser privileges ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Disabling playlist song hover info in Amarok2?

Anyone know how to disable this annoying hover info in new amarok 2.4? I browsed through all the options (not that there is much of them), but couldn't find how to turn that feature off... It's ...
1
vote
1answer
279 views

Linux screenshot tool that saves shots directly, without asking for a filename

I know how to take a screenshot on my Ubuntu, but I want to take many screenshots within a limited time (taking screenshots of a single execution of a program which I can not pause). Is there a ...
9
votes
6answers
6k views

Backup services that allow remote rsync

I'm looking for an online backup service that allows me to rsync my backups (1-3GB of incrementals per week, 50GB in total). I currently use my hosting space on Dreamhost for this but as it's ...
0
votes
4answers
573 views

Possible to mount a specific directory on Linux server to a local Windows machine?

I have a directory on my server at /home/dave/www/images/site (ext3) which I want to mount directly to my Windows computer so that I can transfer data easily via command line tool. Is that something ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

Linux: I'm playing with John the ripper on my own machine, how do I output just the hashes?

i want to use another service for teh hash cracking. Like a lookup table, ie http://www.onlinehashcrack.com/ How do I invoke john the ripper such that it doesn't try crackingthe passwords, but gives ...
2
votes
2answers
502 views

recursive file copy

How can I use the terminal / Linux commands to recursively search a drive for images (jpg) and copy them to my desktop, renaming all the found files using numbers. So the first time it finds should ...
2
votes
0answers
314 views

Hibernating/Saving state of a gnu-screen, to resume after reboot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make GNU screen survive reboot Is it possible to hibernate or save the current state of a gnu-screen to resume after reboot?
0
votes
1answer
494 views

Compiled a kernel with TUN/Bridge support, but I cannot find /dev/net/tun

I compiled my own kernel with tun/tap and bridge support. Both modules load fine at boot time (I could read that in the dmesg output). Now I want to use it, and the /dev/net/tun node is not there, so ...
3
votes
1answer
841 views

Create Windows compatible Self-extract-zip in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a zip file compatible with windows under linux Is that possible. What software will do that?
0
votes
1answer
778 views

Temporarily disable internet connection on a system

Is there any way to temporarily "switch off (and back on)" the internet connection on a system (that runs linux)? The following methods are not allowed: Turning off the router. That would lead to ...
1
vote
1answer
381 views

Automatically mount HDD partitions in Ubuntu

I'm using Dell Latitude E5500 notebook and after crashing originally installed system (Vista Business 32bit) I began with Ubuntu. Now I have my disc split into three partitions: win, data and ubuntu. ...
5
votes
1answer
201 views

Where is the journal stored?

I was reading through the link on journaling-filesystems and i would like to know where exactly is the journal stored in my Harddisk.
2
votes
1answer
594 views

Slow connection and NTP

I'm behind a slow connection (Dial Up) with high latency (+400ms). I have recently received a broken MyBook World, which I refurbished and I have Debian installed on it. The problem is, that this ...