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Arch Linux extremelly slow and laggy

I was looking for an distribution that has Android Studio built in and came across 'BBQLinux'. The Android Studio works, but it's extremelly slow, to the point where it's unusable. I downloaded the ...
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How to stop tail -f except using kill

I want to write a shell script to detect if my program starts up successfully. There is a log file created by the program. When the log file contains a new line: Server startup in, then stop the bash ...
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Kali 1.0.5 Internet Connection Problems

I have recently installed Kali Linux and am having connection issues. It says I am connected to the network, but I am not able to access the Web. A Ubuntu 13.04 running on the same machine (dual boot) ...
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Cannot remove extra gampad mappings in retropie

I'm trying out RetroPie for the first time on a Raspberry Pi 2. I ran the retropie controller configuration tool from EmulationStation and it generated a controller file called PCGamepadUSB.cfg. ...
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Wake on Lan - Install a client on a Linux machine

this might seem obvious or stupid to somebody, but I can't find anything that helps me yet, besides the fact that I'm not a Linux user. I've got 2 NAS boxes (Iomega, now Lenovo) IX4-200D and ...
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How to upload one file by FTP from command line?

I need to upload a single file to FTP server from Ubuntu. This operation should be done in a script (in non-interactive mode). What is the right syntax for ftp? I'm trying this, to no avail: $ ftp ...
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I need a linux based recovery program for Outlook Express dbx files [on hold]

I need advice on a program to recovery emails from Outlook Express dbx files. My drive was originally in a XP machine which was hit by a virus that I could not remove. I placed the drive on an ...
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Cannot create bootable usb

My problem is that I'm always getting some problem with the cdrom. Firstly I think the ISO is fine because I can install the OS on vmware. However when I moved it in usb flash (I used 4 different ...
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Command Line Sort Files or Directories by part of their name

How do I sort files or directories by part of their name, specifically the element contained in the parenthesis or separated by delimiter? I am after two separate solutions one for directories with ...
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Gitlab 7.10 install doesn't create proper ssh git user config?

I am setting up a Gitlab instance on my home VM lab and am baffled with the way SSH is configured in Gitlab so I would appreciate some insight into whether I am doing something wrong or is Gitlab ...
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Unable to connect to samba shared folder via windows

im new to linux and Samba. Aim Create a called Shared_folder which can be accessed by ALL users (group name = users). Therefore, in order to map the drive in windows, the user is promoted to enter ...
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Installing different keyboard layout on live debian image

I've downloaded a debian vm image for some testing: http://exploit-exercises.com/download (280mb) It's a Debian Squeeze machine. I want to use the Belgian layout (which is AZERTY) in stead of the ...
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Understanding metadata usage behavior in a newly converted btrfs filesystem

I have a 5 TB hard drive with 3.3 TiB (as reported by du) of media files in 119k files and directories; the average file size was about 28 MiB. I converted the ext4 partition into btrfs with ...
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Upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 with iso image

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system. I want to upgrade it to ubuntu 13.04. I want to do this upgrade using an iso image of ubuntu 13.04. I tried this Solution But it didn't work for me. ...
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Cant get squid proxy to work

i need squid proxy on my centos server. But i just can't get it to work. I did yum install squid. Here is my squid.conf file (i removed all comments): acl all src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 acl manager proto ...
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7z: How to exclude symbolic links from extraction?

How to ask 7z to exclude extracting symbolic links ? In following file, bad_file and passwd are symbolic links. Is there a way to ask 7z to not extract them or not create them after extraction ? ...
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How to find the difference between bash completion rules on different hosts?

In my desktop computer with opensuse 13.1 I can press Tab in something like ls *.dat[Tab] and I get the autocompletion or with [TAB TAB] a list of possible matches. However, in my laptop with ...
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Force a Linux kernel module to be compiled as a module instead of built-in

I have the sources of the kernel of an embedded Linux box (specifically a QNAP NAS) which is running a 64-bit v3.12.6 Linux kernel, together with the kernel config files. What I'm trying to do is ...
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Linux Mint doesn't boot properly

I created USB flash drive Linux Mint 17.1 using Linux Live Usb (Lili - link) with persistence storage. When I boot my laptop with my USB flash drive, it shows the page that says "Try Mint Linux live" ...
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Disable Root — what all issues will arise?

I have a linux server (Ubuntu 14) that I access using root and SSH keys (i.e. no root password). I have also created a non-root-user (and a corresponding non-root-user's-password) with sudo ...
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On a host with two IP addresses, I am getting “no route to host”, but SSH works

I have a very strange problem. A server has two IP addresses on a single network interface: eth0 has 172.20.40.1 eth0:0 has 10.1.1.1 The address for eth0 is static, the one for eth0:0 comes from ...
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Why isn't “(ulimit -d 1000; firefox) &” working?

I'm trying to limit the memory usage of firefox to prevent it from stalling the whole system with problematic web sites. I tried, in bash: (ulimit -d 1000; firefox) & This should limit the ...
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Prevent window from spawning with greater than a maximum size?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 with 3 monitors. Whenever I start a WebEx session, the windows somehow like to spawn with a size of all 3 monitors, starting on the rightmost monitor, and just spill off ...
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How to upgrade KDE Plasma 5.2 to 5.3 in Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2

I tried looking for a way to upgrade the KDE plasma version of my Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 to the latest one, 5.3. But there isn't much reference online about how to do it, except using Unstable Kubuntu ...
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Unzip many files to a given directory

In short, i'm not sure what i'm doing wrong, but basically what i want to do is loop over all zip files, and unzip their content for a directory with the name of the zip. example: Files: a.zip, ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 unresponsive / crashed after a while

I recently posted a question on ServerFault in hopes of getting some hints on where I might look to find the reason for my recent crashes. It was closed as off-topic (because I am an 'end-user' asking ...
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Trigger lock/unlock XFCE session on udev event

I'm trying to write simple script that will unlock my XFCE session (xubuntu) when I will connect my phone via usb and vice-versa -> lock when phone will be disconnected. So far I managed to write new ...
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Allow unprivileged user access to specific privileged files

I have a system running hardened Gentoo and I have installed Xorg, Fluxbox, and Conky together to create a minimal window manager desktop. Within this system I have 2 main users, root and my normal ...
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Cannot start LXC container: failed creating cgroups

I am using LXC (Linux Container) 1.0.6 on a Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Virtual Machine trying to build HTTP service in a container. I have trouble starting the container: $ sudo lxc-start -n test1 lxc-start: ...
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Does torrent seeding “access” files?

Can I tell for sure using the time a file was "accessed" the last time (as reported by Nautilus), that I didn't seed it via torrent afterwards? Does seeding "access" files? I'm using Linux (Ubuntu) ...
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Good block size for disk cloning with diskdump (dd)

I use dd in its simplest form to clone a hard drive dd if=INPUT of=OUTPUT However, I read in the manpage that dd knows a blocksize parameter. I was wondering whether there is an optimal value for ...
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Can't change resolution to 1680x1050

I am installing Elementary OS (I had the same issue with plain Ubuntu and Fedora, Mint and some other distros) on a Sony VAIO VGC-JS1E/S and everything works perfectly OK except I cannot change the ...
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What permissions allow group members to delete files in subdirectories?

Let's say I have two users on a Debian GNU/Linux system: me and otheruser. Both are members of the group shared-media. I can create a directory that is writeable by both: $ sudo mkdir ...
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How to use iptables to connect proxy server

In my company, all http and https must connect to a proxy server, which means we must set proxy in our web browser. Our department has an internal network (192.168.0.xxx). I use a Linux server as ...
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How to make wget resolve HTTP queries? [duplicate]

Consider the download link http://trac-hacks.org/changeset/latest/accountmanagerplugin/tags/acct_mgr-0.4.4?old_path=/&filename=accountmanagerplugin/tags/acct_mgr-0.4.4&format=zip with the ...
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Understanding the gdb backtrace full report [migrated]

Can somebody please help me in understanding the issue that caused this segmentation fault. This points to a place where I access an Iter to a map. The relevant code where it points is: cout ...
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Setting up a multiseat configuration

I am trying to set up a multiseat computer configuration. In this arrangement, I have a laptop with an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor connected. I would like to allow two user sessions to be ...
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Can two users simultaneously share one pc

It's easy to have multiple user accounts on one computer and even switch between accounts without logging off. It is also possible to have more than one display connected to a single computer. Is it ...
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ubuntu on chroot apt-get update fail - Unable to parse package

When I chroot under Ubuntu 12.04 and run apt-get update in my chroot home, I get: 100% [21 Translation-en gzip 0 B] [22 Translation-en bzip2 3E: Unable to parse package file ...
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On a NTFS drive mounted with NTFS-3G with user mapping file present, all new files belong to root

On my system, I have a large NTFS-formatted data partition, which is shared between Linux (Debian 8) and Windows (2012 Server). When I created a user-mapping file, as described in the NTFS-3G ...
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ssh to a machine with bridge ports

I want to connect to a machine by ssh this machine has tow ports that are bridged. I am using bridge IP to connect ssh samie@192.168.1.97 But I get this error ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.97 ...
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Guest VM as firewall for other Guest VM

Maybe you can help me a bit. I am new to VM player.. I have Host - win 7 and two Guests on VM player. Kali Linux and Windows xp. I have troubles with setting network connections. Task is to create ...
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how to add application to initrd.gz

I have initrd.gz (from linux parag*n live cd). I want to edit the file inside and add app like apache,ophcrack,etc. So far I've done extracting by following these step ...
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Connecting local device to remote port

I have a remotely located linux system and windows machine which I use to login to my remote linux machine using PuTTY. I have an android device which I have connected to my Windows machine through ...
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scp between two remote hosts from my local

I have two remote hostes. host1-> 10.3.0.1 host2-> 10.3.0.2 Both are installed with ssh and scp. In my scanario, ssh and scp listen to port 22 in host1 and in host2 it is port 6969. Now, using my ...
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Remove grep's line number output in Redhat 5.9

I havent used RH 5.9 until now. I started with 6 but we have some 5.9 servers. The syntax with 5.9 is a bit different with some things. grep for example will output a number line before the actual ...
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Squid time based ACL

I've got time-based ACL's configured that I thought were working, but they're not. Here's what I have set: #### Time access ACLs #### acl weekday_access time M T W H 7:30-21:00 acl friday_access time ...
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Why does BTRFS seem to have comically large allocations for metadata? [duplicate]

I've recently discovered the marvel of a modern filesystem, btrfs. After playing with it for a few hours, I decided to dive straight in and converted my entire /home partition using the btrfs-convert ...
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Dual Boot Lenovo ThinkPad L520, 32 or 64 bit for Ubuntu

I'm confused... Lenovo runs Windows 7 Professional 64 bits but I'm unable to dual boot any Linux Distro in 64 bits, only 32, system freezes in BIOS while it reads the USB Live Key (freezes at install ...
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Unable to get Samba server to work in Linux Mint 17.1

There are two folders AFolder and .AFolder which I want to share through a Samba server. I am not able to get it to work. shivanand@Pattanshetti-home /etc/samba $ cat smb.conf [global] server string ...