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Linux media box/mail server suffering filesystem/RAID errors, kernel panics

In the past week, the mini-ITX machine I built myself to serve mail and Samba shares has kernel panicked twice with filesystem-related stuff. Last night I noticed integrity errors when streaming a ...
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Is there a proper way to 'sync' branches and keep them separate?

So I created a new branch from master and eventually merge the changes back, only some changes seemed to merge and it would seem I merged in one direction. Eventually I just decided to be sure master ...
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How to setup virtual ip on Linux/Debian

Hi I am using Debian for MySQL Replication for HighAvailability.I want to set the virtual ip for my two debian machine so that Heartbeat can switch from one machine to another. I did that by using ...
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Kernel and User mode distinguishing

Who is responsible for determining that the process is in the Kernel mode or User mode? I know kernel knows which process is belong to what space, but how the CPU determines that? I mean should CPU be ...
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Change default file permission for mounted Windows network share

I'm on OS X and mount a network share from my Windows XP machine. Files by default have the rwx (700) permissions. What OS X option I need to change, that the files will have rw (600) permission? ...
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linux: links don't work after mount

This is not your classic programming question and since I'm quite new to this (really cool!) site, I'm not sure if this is the place, so I'll try anyway. I work in a lab when all the guys use PCs ...
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Why does running a program in bash work, when running it in the Menu doesn't?

I presume there is something in the JWM window manager - or Puppy Linux Lupu 5.01 itself that is conflicting with the normal loading of GMPLAYER.... I would like to know how to troubleshoot, and fix ...
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Is using Ubuntu Live CD safe for online financial transactions?

I thought it would be a good idea to use a Live CD of Ubuntu to do all my financial transactions online, I figure thats the safest way since any virus/trojan cannot infect the Live CD? Just one ...
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fine-grained sudoers configuration (allowed commandline arguments)

is there a straight-forward way to allow a user to run (for example) /usr/bin/pacman -S -u as root, without allowing him to run /usr/bin/pacman -S -u some_package ? The line user ALL=(root) ...
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Command line tool for connecting to wireless (Ubuntu)

I was wondering how to connect to wireless in a Linux command line environment -> I'm looking for a ncurses like program to do this, not a bunch of commands and files to edit. Is there one?
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Remove/Disable USB Host controller driver

Am a quite naive user of linux. I would like to know whether there is a way in which I can remove/disable the USB Host controller driver from the kernel, without kernel compilation..Am using a custom ...
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Encryption on Debian

How can I make Debian encrypt and decrypt my home folder when I log in/out like Ubuntu does?
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How do I copy command output in vim?

For example, if I type ':pwd' to get the current working directory, I can select the text in gvim but I can't figure out how to copy it to the clipboard. If I try the same in console vim, I can't even ...
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running gui software on server without X11 installed

i am trying to script an visualization application, grads, to generate a bunch of maps in a preprocessing batch. The application normally takes input from the console and launches an X window to ...
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How can I wipe a flash drive from Linux?

I recently used a flash drive to try MeeGo on my netbook. Unfortunately, the application I used to write MeeGo to the flash drive created a new partition in a rather unusual format. The Ubuntu disk ...
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How does it hurt to use Linux (Ubuntu) as a guest OS for all my tasks?

I have a machine running Windows, where the disk has two partitions C (50 GB) and D (250GB). I do research in Information Retrieval and need to work with a large corpus (more than 50 GB) and in ...
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apt-get tries to remove all xserver-xorg packages when I install web browser

When I try to install uzbl, a minimalistic web browser with apt-get, apt tries to remove a lot of packages that can't possibly have any relations to the uzbl package - since it's only a web browser. ...
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Is there a log that records shutdowns in Linux?

I was wondering if there is a log file in Linux which records every time the computer is shut down? The reason I am asking is I am doing some tests involving how long my laptop battery lasts under ...
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Linux utility to execute HTTP requests and examine raw responses

I'm learning about the HTTP protocol and I'd like to know if there's a tool I can use to input a HTTP request I have created myself that will output the raw response. I've had a look at cURL and wget ...
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Can I add a shortcut to replace a path in Linux?

For example, I always go to this path: /user/something/somefolders/somewhere but I don't want to type cd /user/something/somefolders/somewhere in the terminal all the time, can I have ...
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run tcsh but bash started instead

I tried to start a tcsh on my Fedora 7 (default shell is bash) [ss@ssvm ~]$ tcsh [ss@ssvm ~]$ echo $SHELL /bin/bash As you see, another bash shell started. I looked at the tcsh file: [ss@ssvm ~]$ ...
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Which Linux distribution should I use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux distributions comparison As a Windows developer, I want to start developing on Linux - developing web apps using NetBeans, Ruby etc. I'm confused as to what to use ...
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Diff Folders Without Diffing Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux: Compare Directory Structure Without Comparing Files I am diff-ing two folder trees, but it takes a long time because it is diff-ing the files themselves. I just ...
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Install Java on Ubuntu/Linux

i am a windows user and wonder how do i go abt installing java on ubuntu (vbox) i have tried sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin got couldnt find package sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre ...
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How to prevent evince from contacting other instances?

Okay, this issue is kinda difficult to understand without context: When we run Evince, it checks if there is any other instance running. If there is one, the evince command exits immediately, right ...
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Can I delete files created by others in a directory I own? [duplicate]

I created a directory somewhere with permissions rwxrwxr-x so that other users in my group can create files and directories in it. I do need to be able to delete the contents in this "public" ...
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ps command in ubuntu

Can someone describe where the ps console command in linux gets a list of processes? It seems like anytime I run ps, the only processes that come up are bash and ps itself. Are there other commands ...
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ISO for a “utility” live Linux CD

I'm looking for an small ISO for making a live CD. I need all the usual linux command line stuff (ls, dd, nc, fsck, etc.) but almost nothing more. A really stripped GUI would be nice but I can live ...
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Secure shell/terminal for Ubuntu

There are a couple commands I want to run in a terminal that require me to provide my password. I really don't want those commands ending up in any kind of history or anywhere else where they could ...
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Generate html based on directory structure

does any one knows a linux based program/script that can generate html files based on directory structure?
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How can i move the chromium buttons to the left in KDE4?

Can I make like this : Under KDE4? How?
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mirror certain windows across screens

on any OS (preferably windows though) is there a program or way to display a window on 2 screens which are in extended desktop mode. Perhaps I can explain better with a scenario. A teacher is giving ...
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MPD Interface that supports voting?

I'm looking for a web interface other that ampache that can stream to mpd and allows users to vote on what they want to hear. Any suggestions on how to do this?
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How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder?

How can I customize Ubuntu 10.04 so the menu created by left clicking inside a folder or desktop gives me the option of opening up a terminal in that location? I have thsi functionality in the XFCE ...
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Smallest rpm based linux possible?

Considering Linux distributions that are based on RPM. How can we have the smallest possible of these Linuxes in size with minimum number of packages?
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Convert docx to PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PDF creation software, for docx and odt How can I convert docx files to PDF format .Please give applications in both Linux and Windows platform
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Top causes of slow ssh logins

I'd love for one of you smart and helpful folks to post a list of common causes of delays during an ssh login. Specifically, there are 2 spots where I see a range from instantaneous to multi-second ...
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Install Apache/MySQL/PHP on Linux/Ubuntu

I am a Windows user and will like to setup a LAMP stack in VirtualBox as a test web server. How do I install the AMP software? I read I should use: sudo apt-get install apache // Do I use apache2 ...
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No keyboard during Fedora 13 firstboot setup

Good evening, I have a Dell XPS M2010. It came from the factory with Vista and was converted to Fedora 6 within a day of receiving it. With the release of Fedora 8 it was upgraded. With the ...
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Linux: Compare Directory Structure Without Comparing Files

What is the best and simplest way to compare two directory structures without actually comparing the data in files? This works fine: diff -qr dir1 dir2_ But it's really slow because it's comparing ...
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Can i start an X session “background”?

can i start the *DM (e.g. kdm) on tty7, but not present on the screen? For example, i want to stay at tty1 while the login manager is waiting on tty7 on boot.
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Which Server Distro? [closed]

So I need to set up an application server with glassfish and I was wondering which one I should go with. Usually I hear that it's best to go with the one you're most comfortable with, but in this case ...
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Serve ssh connection to wifi devices while connected to a wifi network

I was wondering if there's any way for a laptop to be both simultaneously connected to a wireless network, while at the same time acting as an ad-hoc network with local access to serve as a wifi ...
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256-bit AES encryption for PDF on Mac OS X and Ubuntu

I have PDF files secured using 256-bit AES, requiring a password to open the file (Acrobat 9 or greater) I can use Foxit Reader or Adobe Acrobat just fine on Windows, but I can't view those PDF's on ...
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GRUB-2 Bootloader fails to load for lack of floppy drive. Ubuntu 10.4 & Windows XP

2010.07.21 while trying to install Ubuntu 10.4 Hello all, I've been trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my Dell workstation and am unable to get the Grub-2 bootloader to load properly. It seems to be ...
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/etc/init.d/<program> or /etc/rc.d/init.d/<program>?

I check the status of the vncserver program and found it to be available in both: /etc/init.d/vncserver and /etc/rc.d/init.d/vncserver Both works, but which one is the "real" one?
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transfer a copy of linux filesystem to pen drive

I have a copy of Linux file system in /home/user/desktop/fs/ how tp copy it to a usb drive preserving the links
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I can't edit /etc/init.d/rc.sysinit as local - vi says it's [readonly]

I have a rootkitted SUSE Linux and I'm trying to fix it. I have root privileges but when I go: cd /etc/init.d vi rc.sysinit vi tells me the file is [readonly]. The owner of the file is root.root ...
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What is the reasonable minimum ram for Ubuntu in VMWare

I'm running Win 7 on 3G ram on my host machine I need to open an Ubuntu 10.04 VM in VMWare 7 and it needs to stay open for whole day for accessing some sites and connections. I won't serve ...
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how to set up new keybinding for finding last command executed using the first few characters of the command in csh

I want to be able to use Ctrl+R to have reverse-i search. Also if I press Shift+Up Arrow after typing the first few characters of a recently executed command then the shell should complete the command ...