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get rid of Half-installed java installation on ubuntu

I installed java by downloading the RPM file from java.com (1.8.0-71) and used alien to generate a .deb file which i installed. It failed and I can't remove it anymore. If I try to use apt-get I ...
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Adding a non-Windows VHD to the Windows 8 boot menu

I have a Linux VM running as a Hyper-V guest within my Windows 8.1 box. Can I add this VM to the Windows boot menu in order to run it on the bare metal? If yes, then which property values do I need ...
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Use winexe and powershell to configure some service on a Windows

I'm making a script to configure SNMP on a Windows. This script had to be launched from a Centos OS. I'm quite a zero in Windows scripting so i found a PSscript on the Internet : ...
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How to Using Metro Boot Manager on UEFI BIOS when Dual Boot with Linux

I have a problem when trying to set up dual boot (Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17) in UEFI mode or on a GPT disk. I cannot go back to using the default Windows 10 boot manager? In Legacy mode or on MBR ...
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Is it possible to get separate X11 screens in a multi-monitor VirtualBox Linux guest?

I have an application that is designed to use two separate X11 screens (:0.0 and :0.1) which I would like to run with a Redhat VirtualBox guest. I have set up the guest additions and vboxvideo in ...
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Constant disconnection Ubuntu 14.04

I had a similar problem before, I tried many many distros before (debian,arch,fedora) and had the problem of constant disconnection and the authentication bug. It was persistent , which made me think ...
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Software wifi bridge cant authenticate to access point for reason 3

I have a Edimax EW-7811Un USB-dongle and try to build up a software bridge between wired (eth0) and wireless (wlan1) interface. The wlan interface should work in client mode so no hostapd is needed. I ...
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How to calculate network traffic by process on Linux?

I want to do something like this: time my_application But instead of time I want some utility that will measure the network traffic: <some_network_tool> my_application It should give some ...
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Vagrant shell provisioner does not respond

I am provisioning a VM through shell script in AWS using vagrant-aws plugin. VM gets launched and the shell script gets executed but I don't see any update on the shell prompt. It used to get updated ...
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How do I configure a Jenkins job to target a specific server to deploy to?

I am using two CentOS servers. I am not using any code repository. In Jenkins when I click "New Item," I see no place to enter the target server. I expect a place to configure a target server for a ...
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Rsync hanging on files from client to LAN NAS server via ssh

I'm using rsync to do a backup to a NAS on my local network over SSH. However when running rsync I'm finding that it's getting stuck on certain files. Rsync will completely freeze and refuse to ...
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Atrocious font rendering in Firefox on Linux

Firefox (actually Iceweasel since I'm on Debian) fails to render some texts properly. It only seems to happen on some sites, for example on Stack Exchange sites everything looks pretty normal. I don't ...
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Making HDD to spindown when not mounted but to keep it spinning while mounted

Is it possible to make harddisk spin when it's mounted and to stop spinning when I unmount it? I was finding answers on the internet, but there is not any precise answer for such a question. There is ...
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What is happening on a Mac computer when you rename a (e.g.) Word File without closing it

Other posts have asked if this is possible... Is it possible to rename an open Word document without closing it? I am asking what happens and how it is programmed. I would have thought that some ...
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Monitoring Linux writes to Compact Flash

I am working on a project that uses a SanDisk compact flash to host a linux operating system (ext2 file system and no swap). The system uses a separate IDE for logging and other file i/o functions. ...
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Can I change my linux system EOL to use \r\n instead of \n by configuration files?

I want to change the default EOL of my linux system from \n to \r\n without recompiling it. Any configuration makes this possible (maybe locale)? Reason: I must make sure that for every user that ...
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Why two O/Ss on the same machine have a 1 hour clock difference?

My machine has two O/S, a Linux distribution (primary) and a Windows 7 (used seldomly). Both O/Ss are set on my time zone (UTC+1). Depending on how I set the time on the BIOS, either Windows shows ...
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Graphviz window too small

I have a script which generates Graphviz graphs and displays them using the dot -Txlib command. However, it always appears in a tiny, unreadably-small window, so I have to maximise it each time. How ...
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Linux - How to not receive broadcast warning message about low disk

I mount a remote host to my system during debug because the source code is on that host, but after I do the mount, I keep receiving the warning message: Broadcast message from root@<the host> ...
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Why am I getting more and more ATA bus errors over the time which can be fixed by un- and replugging the HDD caddy?

I have an internal SATA connector and a HDD caddy in my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-Touch. No matter which HDD (tried 1TB HDD and 2TB HDD) or SSD (Samsung Extreme 256GB) I put in the caddy (I tried two ...
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How to delete files from a tarball by owner or version? Tarball contains files from multiple owners

I was deleting and appending files to a already existing tarball (meaning created by someone else other than me) but now I have duplicated directories from different owners and even from the same ...
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How to overwrite an echo/printf line with another one? (Making it start at the center of the screen)

I want to write a script which outputs sentences I choose. I want them to appear in the center of the screen: output the first one, and then make the second one appear over the first. Here's my code: ...
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LVM partitioned with 3 distros. Missing /sbin/init on some boot options

So I've installed Ubuntu with LVM and added Antegeros and Debian on seperate LVM partitions with them all sharing the same home. I can boot all of them if I select a particular Linux kernel version or ...
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How to Enable wifi Channel 12 on ubuntu laptop?

I need to enable on my laptop channel 12 to connect to a specific wireless network. That network is not mine so I must fix the problem on my laptop. I have dual boot (Windows/Linux) in Windows ...
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Will GParted deactivate cause data loss?

I am using GParted Live CD to resize a Fedora external USB drive. I have a locked lvm2 pv disk on GParted. I have to deactivate it in order to shrink it, according to my online search. But that ...
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Debian : RAID drive showing 62% disk already used even though lot remaining

Sometime back I had configured RAID0 on our Debian X64 server and so far, it is working fine, no issues. One day, I just checked df -h, and it shows me that 62% of disk-space is already used. The ...
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Windows see resized FAT32 as RAW

I used gparted 0.24.0 parted 3.2 (on Arch Linux) to resize & move a FAT32 partition. After rebooted to Windows 10, the partition was detected as RAW. chkdsk refuse to check the partition, ...
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Create, connect and disconnect a PPPoE connection

What I'd like to do is create a PPPoE connection and than have the possibility to connect and disconnect them changing IP. I was able to make this thing using Windows: I created a simple PPPoE ...
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using conditionals in environment modules

I am on a CentOS 6.6 system and I am trying to create some environmental modules. I have a package, HTSeq-0.6.1 that uses python and I wanted to have a conditional that checks the current version of ...
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How to find vulnerabilities in ubuntu services? [closed]

I have an ubuntu server running. Today I found that the server got hacked and is being used for DDoS through amazon abuse report. I found the following things on the server. The following suspecious ...
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How to create an ssh connection Terminal shortcut with commands on Mac OS X (Yosemite)

On my Windows PC I got a Putty Batch File that connects to my Pi (SSH - Openelec), authenticates as root, kills a process (hyperiond), and starts it again. I have to use this file frequently because ...
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Filesystem failing to mount on boot, but OK when mounted manually

not sure when/why this started happening, but I have a RAID array entered in my /etc/fstab to mount on boot to /mnt/data. Up until today everything has been fine, and it's been that way for several ...
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Bash expands array where it should just use one element

My simple bash script to fetch images of a Raspberry Pi that are older than one minute: #!/bin/bash time=`date +"%FT%H_%M_%S"` imagedir="/root/pilapse/images/" files=`ssh pi find ...
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Did I just get hacked?

I am developing a consumer product, and it is supposed to be connected to the Internet, so as expected, it is connected to the Internet so that I can properly develop it. I went away for an hour or ...
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Can I install anything on this limited system?

My modem has a telnet port and when I login to that port I get a root shell in device. The commands are very limited but there is empty space in device. Can I install something like nmap to this ...
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Is it safe to chmod 777 everything?

I'm having trouble pulling the whole file directory from a rooted android device with ADB. There are special permissions errors. So I thought a solution would be to chmod everything so the ADB daemon ...
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500 error on fresh Apache setup on Fedora 23. One file loads, and the other doesn't

Alright, I'm finding this slightly bizarre. So, most of my experience with Apache has been on an Ubuntu server install. But after my server's harddrive experienced a catastrophic failure (which I ...
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How can I run Chrome on a Linux box with its GUI on a Windows box? [closed]

I often have dozens of windows and hundreds of tabs open in Chrome. Even with an SSD, it slows to a crawl on my Windows 7 laptop when it gets to dozens of gigabytes in swap. It is also a pain every ...
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What does this XML block for CPU do?

I'm having trouble getting a CPU configured. The problem CPU configuration is shown below. However, I have a good configuration and I am trying to understand what it does so I can add pieces of it to ...
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What are these 'Ghost' files, visible over CIFS but not on the host machine?

I'm trying to restore a Perforce depot from a Linux based (Thecus) NAS but I'm getting different results when looking at the mount from the server vs logging into the NAS via SSH directly I'm at a ...
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unable to enable ssh1

First, let me begin by saying that I am aware that SSH1 is totally inferior to SSH2. Now, having said that... I am trying to enable SSH1 and am unable to do so. In /etc/ssh/sshd_config there's this ...
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Native Debian X32 Virtual Machine?

I'm trying to setup a native Debian X32 virtual machine. Note that X32 is different than X86 and X64. For details, see Difference between x86, x32, and x64 architectures? on Stack Overflow. Some other ...
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File Operations Using Symlink Source/Destination

I've created a set of symlinks which I can use in BASH with CDPATH: 'desk' which points to my desktop, and 'docs' which points to my documents. I can cd using these symlinks cd docs without problems, ...
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Alias command from terminal that opens a new terminal on a specific folder

I have this command already working in my .bash_profile: alias mysite='cd /Applications/sites/mysite;pwd; php artisan serve --port=9000 | open http://localhost:9000 | open -a Finder ./' So it: ...
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Why doesn't cronjob execute feh command

I build a cronjob to download a new picture from a source every ten minutes and set it as wallpaper using feh. The file is downloaded but the wallpaper doesn't change. Where is the problem? crontab -e ...
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create an alias to rsync local directory with a remote server - is it bad practice?

disclaimer: I am no superuser. question: I find myself writing out this beast every time I want to sync up my server with my dev directories on my machine: rsync -chavzP --stats user@host:/remote/ ...
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doubleboot uuntu/win10: GRUB not recognising the correct win10 partition

I have a windows10 ubuntu doubleboot on lenovo t450s thinkpad, and when the GRUB menu appears, I only have an option to load from Windows recovery partition, which upon selection, comes up with error ...
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pulseaudio/bluetooth - systemwide mode issues

The target is to use a RaspberryPi B+ with a bluetooth dongle as a bluetooth a2dp audio sink. Since this system is old and has only one purpose of being the sound sink, I run pulseaudio in system ...
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How to solve Kernel discrepancy

I am running Centos 7, when I tried to upgrade the kernel or check the version it shows me an older version running. Yet it seems the newer one is in place and installed. Any idea how to fix this ...
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Debian 8 hangs when plugging in USB HDD

When I try to connect my SATA HDD via USB to my laptop running Debian 8, the system hangs, responds extremely slowly and running ls /dev | grep sd* shows entries ranging from sdc1 to sdc99 that are ...