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How can I ensure that /dev/sdd & /dev/sde always map to the same drives each time the Linux machine starts?

OS: Linux 2.6.18 (RedHat-based distro) I am transitioning from one iSCSI NAS to another iSCSI NAS. I have them both connected so that I can transfer data. However, each time I reboot the NAS that ...
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Linux rm non-interactive command

I want to delete a directory with its files and I want to do that as follows: rm -r dirToDelete\ Unfortunately, I always get asked for EACH single file if I want to delete this because it is write ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Del in Linux

Does Linux have a CTRL+ALT+DEL equivalent?
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Check folder sizes and report combined size for identical named folders in Linux

I have 2 folders that have subfolders (named after users). Most subfolder names exist in both folders, but not all. Now I want to create a list of space used by each user. I can use the following ...
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How to send notifications from a bash script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write to KDE's OSD or notification from console? Hi, i want to send a notification to the kde4 notification area (in desktop panel) from a small script. Is ...
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Empty bash command line

I am looking for a way to delete the currently entered command line without wasting seconds on the Backspace key. For example I scrolled the bash history and have a long command line that would ...
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On Linux, is root privilege required to send a wake-on-lan magic packet?

On Linux, is root privilege required to send a wake-on-lan magic packet? If it depends on how you send the magic packet, please let me know under what situation root is required.
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Repeat Gapless WAVE playback on Windows 7

I have a .wav file (a drum beat) that I want to use to play along with. The problem I am encountering is that I can't get either VLC or Windows Media Player (both on Windows 7) to play the file in ...
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Linux for work, virtualized Windows for games?

Hello, as a freelance developer I recently found myself severely bound by the memory limit of 32-bit operating systems, and I need to upgrade to a 64-bit system in order to continue working ...
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How can I FTP a file from remote host to my local Windows system?

I'm using Windows XP. I'm connecting to a UNIX box using PuTTY SSH (ksh). Now I want to copy a text file present in remote host to my local system.
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How can I convert a mpeg to a avi file using a linux live cd?

Is any linux live cd distro for converting movies from mpeg to avi formats ?
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Cannot resolve dependencies when trying to install gnome-libs or xscreensaver on linux

I am a linux noob and am trying to install ORacle10g on RHEL5 but am running into difficulties on the requirements stage. The only 2 packages I require is gnome-libs and xscreensaver. I have ...
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is there a way to prevent network manager from storing the password for a wireless network

Our corporate wireless network uses continuously changing passwords with RSA tokens. So every time we need to connect to the wireless we need to enter a new password off the RSA token. For extra fun ...
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How can I logout an open, remote SSH session?

I sshed into a Linux machine (bash shell) from a public Windows machine (in our lab) and forgot to log out. I'm now back at my seat in another room and I am too lazy to walk back and log out that ...
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Root file system is mounted read-only on boot on Gentoo Linux

I am using Gentoo Linux and for a while now, the root file system is mounted read-only on booting. For obvious reasons, this is quite annoying as most services do not start up correctly (I do not use ...
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ubuntu 10.04 span window across workspaces

I'm using an old server machine as a linux box desktop, and as such I have a lot of power but not a lot of display options. I cannot increase my resolution past 800x600 and recently this has become ...
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No sound out of headphone port on laptop

I cannot get sound out of the headphone port on a laptop. Headphones are plugged in, and sound comes out of the internal speakers. Windows behaves normally (sound switches to headphones when ...
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ubuntu linux: command line “rm -R /media” - safe to do?

I'm trying to clear out an old ubuntu installation on a different partition (sda5). I'm currently running ubuntu from sda1 partition. Is it safe to do the following (just checking): ...
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Ubuntu: How to move windows in batch from one display to another?

I have several program windows open on my main display (showing on my physical screen). I've created a second display for VNC connections (using vncserver :14). Is there a way I can move all open ...
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echo file to stdout?

I have a process which logs output to log.txt. If I want to see the process's status in real-time, is there a way to echo that output to stdout instead of opening the log in a text editor and ...
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Showing Skype's Main Window in Ubuntu

If I use Alt+F4 on Skype's main window in Windows-XP, it goes to the Windows System-tray, where I can still see and access it, but in Ubuntu, it simply disappears and I can't get it back. Skype is ...
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How to echo redirected stdin

I execute an application from a script file and redirect stdin to it from here-doc like this: my_cli << HERE_DOC enable configure 10 exit exit HERE_DOC This works as expected, but I don't see ...
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How to make all files non-executable recursively using find without affecting directories?

I need to strip the executable flag from all files within a certain directory and sub directories. Right now I'm doing it with a 2 step process find /dir/ -type f -exec chmod ugo-x {} \; find /dir/ ...
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order of transfer all files under a directory by rsync

If transfer all files under a directory by rsync, what is the order that rsync determines to transfer the files one by one? At first it looked like rsync transfers files in alphabetical order, but ...
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Resume transfer of a single file by rsync

In Ubuntu, I want to copy a big file from my harddrive to a removable drive by rsync. For some reason or other, the operation cannot complete in a single run. So I am trying to figure out how to use ...
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How would you compare GNU/Linux versions to those of Windows

I'm looking compare Windows NT 6.0 (Vista) to a version of GNU/Linux of similar vintage, and I'm not referring to a particular distro, rather the OS the Free Software Foundation promotes. Does anyone ...
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favorite tips for using screen(1) [closed]

I've been meaning to learn screen for a long time, but have never gotten around to it. What are you favorite tips? Please try to keep one tip per answer so that we can vote properly, but feel free ...
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How can I alias a command for sudo?

I have an alias that I would like to use both as a regular user and as root, via sudo. Specifically, it is this: alias rm=trash This works fine as a normal user, and it works fine when I use sudo ...
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Gentoo Alternative for Netbook [closed]

I've been working for 6 years with Gentoo. I love all configuration and installation options, the pretty colorful init toolchain and portage, but I absolutely hate compiling software, since it lasts ...
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How do you specify the location of libraries to a binary? (linux)

For this question I'll be using a specific example, but really this generalizes to pretty much any binary on linux that can't seem to find its' dependent libraries. So, I have a program that won't run ...
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Can't map XF86AudioRaiseVolume key in QJoyPad

I wanted to map my PSone gamepad to do some basic KDE/keyboard/mouse functions and everything works well except one thing. I use logitech ultra-x keyboard which has a few multimedia buttons (play, ...
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Best bittorent client for Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Torrent client for Ubuntu similar to uTorrent What is a good bittorent client for Linux? So far I used uTorrent on Windows, but recently I moved to Fedora and I saw ...
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exceptions in unix .forward mail forwarding

I'm currently having IMAP-based email (over which I have no control): myusername@academia.edu forwarded to an external address using an entry in the .forward file: \myusername, ...
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How to delete files in linux older than 1 year? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete files greater than a certain date on linux How to delete all files in current directory and it`s sub directories older than one year?
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Linux redirectors not logging errors. Does Linux have the equivalent to Windows' 2>&1?

I run the following file with the > log.log redirector, and it does not capture errors. #!/bin/bash echo ************************BEGIN LOG****************************** date +"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S ...
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How can I transfer an image captured by gstreamer to another machine without writing a file?

I am capturing an image using gstreamer: gst-launch-0.10 v4l2src ! ffmpegcolorspace ! pngenc ! filesink location=$date.png I am then scping the file to a remote server: scp $date.png remote:pics ...
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Unable to mount cifs share

Debian squeeze. # mount //192.168.2.6/Pub/ m -o guest mount error(1): Operation not permitted Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) I test it on clear system (Debian squeeze ...
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How do you enable webcam support in Facebook for Ubuntu 10.04?

I think I have finally arrived at an insolvable equation: Chromium v.7 + Ubuntu 10.04 + Sun Java 6 + Webcam + Facebook + Flash 10 = non-functional All of those items listed above are potential ...
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Why does terminal prompt text becomes black when connecting to Ubuntu with Nomachine NX client?

I'm using Nomachine NX client for Windows to remotely connect to my Ubuntu. Every now and then I experience a strange phenomena: the text in the prompt of all open terminal windows becomes black, so ...
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Is it possible to convert AppsKey to a modifier key in Debian?

I never use the <AppsKey> (or <Menu>), and I want to convert it to a modifier key, e.g. Mod4, Mod5, etc. So as to utilize some shortcuts like <Mod5>+<Shift>+J. Is it possible ...
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how to get information from HDD from DLINK DNS-323

Problem: After restarting DNS decided that on of 2 existing HDD (in Standard, not in RAID, etc.) is new and asked to format it. DNS indicated problem HDD by Purple LED instead of Blue LED. What I ...
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How to install Intel 82852/855GM driver on Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick meerkat”?

When I installed Arch Linux on my Toshiba L10 Intel Centrino laptop, it detected my video card and monitors correctly "out-of-the box". Now that I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat", it has ...
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Does libgd use the GPU or the CPU by default?

http://www.libgd.org/ is the library's website. I can find out on my own and post the details here later, but if anyone knows off hand it would save me a bit of time today I really need for other ...
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Advantages of cat'ing file and piping to grep

Are there any additional advantages of cat'ing a file and piping it to grep, besides convenience? The convenience being that, when I retrieve commands such as those below from my history, the cursor ...
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TMUX key bindings

I have a problem with TMUX key bindings. When I'm working on a terminal pane, if I press ctrl+pgup, it should scroll the screen one page up, as a normal terminal, but it doesn't. Also, while using ...
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How can I list only non-empty files using ls?

How can I list (using ls) all files that are not empty (size > 0) using linux?
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Why does removing directories on my linux takes forever?

I use rm -rf mydir to delete some large directories from my linux. It takes forever! Is there anyway to speed things up?
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Linux livecd antivirus that doesn't need internet connection

I'm looking for a bootable (livecd) cd that will perform an antivirus scan on a computer without needing an internet connection. It should have its latest virus signatures included so I can simply ...
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Why is Apache/Linux freaking out over this large AVI file?

My host is running Apache 2.0.63 on Redhat Enterprise 4. I'm trying to have two versions of a movie available for download, HD and SD, and both are in DivX .avi format. I uploaded the SD file fine ...
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Emacs transparency with kde4?

Is there any way to make Emacs partially transparent in kde4? I tried some of the solutions proposed online, but none of them had any effect at all; I suspect it might be an issue with kde, but I am ...