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Cannot access / on server [on hold]

I'm currently transferring a clients site over to our server, including the domain so it has the same URL etc. But upon transferring all the files over, and changing the .htaccess file to match the ...
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What does 'source' do?

$ whatis source source: nothing appropriate. $ man source No manual entry for source $ source bash: source: filename argument required source: usage: source filename [arguments] It exists, and it is ...
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Linux QoS similar to TomatoUSB

I was really impressed with TomatoUSB's QoS features along with the visualization of how current connections are classified. It has been a few years of use, and its become time to decommission my ...
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du -sb giving different results for 2 directories with same contents?

I have a directory A with 1000 sub-directories (000-999) each containing 3500 .jpg files. I wrote a PHP script that copied each of those files to another directory B in the exact same structure, ...
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Booting PC that won't boot Windows w/ Linux

My old laptop, an Acer Aspire running Windows Vista Basic Edition, will not boot up. When I power it on, I see a blank black screen 90% of the time (but it 'lights up' if you know what I mean, the ...
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Automounting External USB 3.0 HDD with truecrypt on linux

Is it possible to mount my external HDD usb device which is encrypted with truecrypt on plug in? I use it only on Linux.
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Makefile fails to install file correctly, installing HPL

I started installing HPL a while ago, and had a related question. I've been following along with this guide from Intel. I figure this warrants a whole new one. When I try to make the archive, the ...
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Slow internet using Arch Linux

after a week or so of using Arch Linux I cant access the internet - it takes around 5 mins to load google (most of the other websites just give me a timeout), pacman's downloading speed range between ...
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xscreensaver-command to blank screen after a timeout

I have been using xscreensaver-command -lock to display my screensaver and lock the computer. Unfortunately this screensaver runs interminably; I'd prefer the screen to blank after a timeout. How does ...
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Connect as “root” but write as “apache” with samba and some configuration tips

I have a VMware virtual machine running CentOS 6.5 and I have installed samba.x86_64 0:3.6.9-168.el6_5 package for sharing resources between virtual machine and host (Windows 7 in my case). I have a ...
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Can I run Windows 7 in a VM on ARM Processor under Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu?

I'm trying to run a Windows 7 virtual machine on this device, and I want to use a host OS that supports VirtualBox. I want to throw on the least resource-intensive (CPU and RAM, HDD space is not a ...
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Allowing VNC connections into Linux Mint

Do any programs need to be installed that aren't included in the default install of Linux Mint in order for it to allow VNC connections?
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Is there a way to really “hide” a workspace?

sometimes when I am working with my fedora, people tend to peek in my screen and wonder what I am doing. So, I started using multiple workspaces, but then these friends started checking all my ...
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Combining (multiplexing) pipes into one (linewise). Is there such program?

Is there already a program that reads multiple pipes or file descriptors and writes to the standard output (not splitting lines). Like cat, but reading all files simultaneously and preserving lines. ...
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Crunchbang - No root file system defined

I used UNetBootin to put the Crunchbang stuff on my 32GB USB. I went through the install process booting to the USB and guided partitioning. However, when I tried to 'Finish partitioning and write ...
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Move a dir which contains compiled apps

I want to move a dir e.g. file_download to myappDir. I know I can do this via mvcommand. The main problem I have are compiled apps within my dir file_download. And after compile has been finished I ...
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How to safetly add a repository

To add a repository to my Centos server, I am doing the following: wget -O /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6 https://www.fedoraproject.org/static/0608B895.txt gpg --quiet --with-fingerprint ...
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How to install Ultisnips with Snippets on Linux?

I'm using Slackware and trying to install and use Ultisnips. I use Pathogen and the documentation says the following: > Using Pathogen: UltiSnips-using-pathogen If you are a pathogen user, ...
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Fonts not displaying well, Linux

I downloaded a set of truetype fonts and copied them to /usr/share/font/truetype, I gave them a 644 permission and did fc-cache -f but they are still not displaying. It is a fixed-width font and I ...
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Linux Install On Lenovo Laptop

I would like to install Linux on my Lenovo G500 I5 laptop. I tried to load Linux mint 16 and it would not boot. Any suggestions?
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Securely erase Intel SSD using Live Boot CD

So I am selling on a computer and wish to securely erase the HDD. I've booted into a Live CD (Ubuntu) and run the following commands: sudo hdparm --security-set-pass NULL /dev/sda and sudo hdparm ...
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create iso file from installed Linux mint in hdd?

can I create an iso image of Linux mint, which I have already installed in my hard disk. I already used brasero but I don't know what files are to be copied to the directory thanks in advance.
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How to kill user processes from the same user?

I opened a VNC server and my VNC session is suddenly dead. I have lot of xterms open. When I ssh to the machine. and type users I see a bunch of users – my user accounts, like: userA UserA UserA ...
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What kernel modules are required for wi-fi to work?

My custom-built 2.6.32 kernel cannot connect to any WPA-protected network. The kernel includes (probably?) everything that should be needed for wifi, including IPv4 network support (IPv6 is ...
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Apache Cordova throws syntax error when adding platform

I've been trying to get started with Ionic Framework, and one of the steps is installing Cordova. sudo npm install -g cordova Which works fine. Then I have to add both the iOS and Android ...
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Why might my HP C7200 printer appear to have an MTU of 1498?

On my wireless network, I can tracepath to a mac using MTU of 1500 on Ubuntu linux 12.04. (Mac MTU is set to 1470 for some reason, but reply frames are not that big so this does not matter) When I ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit without CD, DVD or USB

I am trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 onto my laptop, but do not have a CD, DVD or USB drive at hand. When I had this problem previously, I used UNetbootin, however when I tried doing that this time I ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8 after an interrupted Ubuntu installation attempt

I have a Sony Vaio notebook with Windows 8(UEFI) installed,after trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS(I cancelled the installation and restarted the pc) from a usb sticky,every time i turn on the ...
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Fedora 17: How do I install Python 2.7 into /usr instead of /usr/local?

I want to install Python 2.7 onto my Fedora machine, but it installs it into the /usr/local/ bin. How do I make it so that won't happen? I want to do this because the setuptool I installed keeps on ...
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Can't connect from winXP in Virtual Box to ftp on my linux host

I've try to connect to my host system (which is Xubuntu) that run ftp server, ftp://10.0.2.2/ I use default ftp built in WindowsXP: error (I only have Polish version): Wystąpił błąd podczas ...
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Running a script from ssh, logging out and continuing the script

The overall question here is - how do I automate sshing into a machine, running a script, and exiting without killing the script? I know that this has been answered several times, but I'm not having ...
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how to install privoxy on centos 6

okay I have googled, but...I am unable to find anything on the net on how to install privoxy on my centos machine. I have tried yum install privoxy, I get: No package privoxy available. I dont know ...
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Performance expectations of multiple solid state drives [on hold]

I recently purchased a second solid state drive, as mine is reaching its max capacity. I currently dual-boot Windows and Linux on the same drive, and the plan is to move the Linux partition to the ...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop clone

Just as CentOS is a near clone of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux server product, is there a near clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop? I'm aware of Fedora, but I don't see it as a clone of RHEL ...
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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : ...
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Make a bootable usb drive a regular storage drive again in Windows?

I made a bootable linux drive using Win32 Disk Imager. The image I wrote on the usb drive was about 4-5 GB. When I stuck the drive in to re-use it as storage, the only part of the drive that is left ...
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Using gcc (>= 4.8) with OBS (OpenSUSE Build Service)

I am currently using the OpenSUSE Build Service (https://build.opensuse.org/) to build ArangoDB. However, for some newer C++ features I need a fairly current C++ compiler. For some of the older ...
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Wirelss card not being detected in backtrack 5

I just installed backtrack 5 and I am unable to detect my wireless card. iwconfig doesn't list my interface. I can see that the hardware is present in lspci -vnn (see below) but I can't get the ...
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No Bluetooth adaptors found

I have problems enabling my bluetooth in my newly bought Lenovo Ideapad B490 Series. I have searched the internet for solutions. It isn't even listing in lspci or lsusb. Any help would be greatly ...
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Change range of bytes by address in pipe

I've got some binary data that is streaming through a bash pipeline. The data is usually more than 50MB in size. The existing code looks roughly like this inputprocess | filter1 | filter2 | filter3 ...
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unable to delete/mark-read emails

I think there is something wrong with the folder-path configuration, but I am unaware how to solve this. I can send/recieve mails over IMAP with my mail applications, but no emails will go marked as ...
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Wireless tool deprecation [closed]

wlan0 no private ioctls. I'm getting the above error while using the iwpriv wireless utility. After Googling about the cause I came to know the iwpriv is deprecated. iwpriv command cannot be ...
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Recreating ISO from a live usb

I have a ubuntu live usb. I want to check integrity of the live usb. This can be done by comparing checksum of iso file I created with that mentioned at this url. So, I created ISO image of usb using ...
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Script to open mutliple terminals with multiple tabs each, move and resize these and execute commands

So I am trying to make a bashscript, which does the above mentioned. Background is that I have to keep an eye on lots of logs, and theres have to have opened many console side-by-side. E.g. one ...
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Is it possible to change default behavior for “top”?

For example, when I run top I usually press "C" so I can see the explicit command being run not the executable name if you will. Is there a way I can modify top such that when I do: % top The ...
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How to boot Linux and Windows - Windows as Default OS

I have a dual boot system that works great. I have CentOS (grub) and XP 64 on one disk and XP on another disk. The Linux boot loader asks me which system to boot, but if I reboot and forget to hit a ...
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trouble compiling linux kernel from source

I am trying to compile a kernel from the source tree found at https://github.com/fio-prf/em, and I am getting the following error when I run make: make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'. make[1]: ...
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Using computer as router to monitor network

For about two weeks now, a friends family has trouble with their internet connection. They're telling about situations where the connection completely drops for hours (although they still seem to be ...
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How to check RAM timings in linux?

In windows, CPUz provides info about memory timings. Is it possible to view that in linux? Is there any app that can show me the memory timings of the RAM currently installed in my system? EDIT: I ...
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uninstall libc6 package by dpkg

I have install "libc6_2.17-0ubuntu5.1_amd64.deb" on my ubuntu server 12.04. The orginal libc6 on system is 2.15. After install the package, I check it by: ldd --version it shows: ldd (Ubuntu ...