A family of Unix-like operating systems using the Linux kernel. If your question is about a certain distribution only, use a more specific tag.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
26 views

Nmap scan on my LAN is blocked by my host firewall (Linux)

I recently added some rules to GUFW to make sure only my (personal) VPN connection is allowed to get out, x.x.x.x being my ip, y.y.y.y being my VPN's IP I connect to. To - Action - From y.y.y.y ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Can't login with PuTTY to RasPi 3 + OSMC

I have a RasPi 3 with a freshly installed OSMC (the successor to RaspBMC, as I'm told). I'd like to use this as a little home server as well (perhaps with OwnCloud, NextCloud or Cozy) - otherwise I ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

error checking date/time sync with ntpq

When I check the sync status using the following command I get a "Connection refused" error root@darkstar:~# ntpq -p ntpq: read: Connection refused root@darkstar:~# What is the cause of this and ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

How to use network interfaces as a bridge for another PC?

I have a server (let's call it PC1) which I cannot connect to the internet "normally" for various reasons. I have another PC (PC2) with wireless a wireless connection and an available network port. I ...
0
votes
3answers
45 views

Changing subtitle format with ffmpeg

How can I change the subtitle format of a movie to .srt for example? I have any movie (sound, video and an embedded subtitle). I just want to change the subtitles to .srt while leaving everything ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How to modify embedded Linux firmware?

I'm sure there's a simple answer to this, however I don't usually do THIS type of programming. I purchased a device (https://amzn.com/B00INMB23Q) to copy SD cards over to a USB storage device. It ...
-1
votes
0answers
23 views

I downloaded a linux image from Sourceforge to run on my android device. How do I encrypt it like an hdd?

I was able to run backtrack 5 on my nook simple touch. I am currently in the process of trying to encrypt the "ubuntu.img" file as an hdd. My kernel is old and I can only be able to run outdated ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Share image disk with Grub in native and with a VM?

I would like to have only one file which is a Linux system image file. I would like to run this file into a VM when I am using Windows AND in native when I need power. The file will be on an external ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

DiskInternals Linux Recovery: building file tree

I am running Windows 7x 64. My Seagate 1TB NAS stopped working, so I removed the HD and attached it, using a USB/SATA adapter, to a USB port on the computer, and ran DiskInternals Linux Recovery (x64),...
-1
votes
0answers
15 views

How to make my VMware virtual machine use proxy of host

I am running Shadowsocks over host computer running on Windows.And I running VMware machine with Ubuntu Linux on that. How to set VMWare/Ubuntu to use Shadowsocks of my host?
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Fingerprint login (fprintd) “OK” dialogue on Linux Mint 17.3

After wrestling with Fingerprint-GUI for quite a while I decided to dump it this morning after finding fprintd. fprintd started working immediately, but I'd love to make a couple tweaks if they're ...
0
votes
2answers
49 views

Wired connection taking precedence of wireless

I have wired together two Linux machines. One machine has a wireless connection to my router whilst the other machine does not. The machine without wireless access (PC1) is configured such that it has ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

can't backup DVD with dvdbackup

I have purchased a movie on DVD and can not back it up with dvdbackup. lsdvd shows this: me@uboot ~ % lsdvd /dev/sr0 *** Zero check failed in src/ifo_read.c:566 for ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

linux mint installation on vmware player (getting a message which I can't decipher)

The message after Linux boots I downloaded the ISO image of Linux mint cinnamon and used VMware, but after the booting message I get this message that a file system could not be found. Given the ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

How to automatically restart a Linux script if it crashed?

The command to start the script is: /usr/local/bin/mcs -c /var/etc/mcs.cfg -b How can I restart it if it crashes?
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Kill all Screen Sessions with Same Name

I have multiple screen sessions with the same name due to a bug. How can I remove these all in 1 command without affecting other screen sessions? I used the command from this post: http://...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Please explain how to use sort command in unix

I am new to UNIX. Please explain sort command. I have doubts related to sort field separator. E.g.: sort -k2, 2 filename, Please clarify. Please provide small example.
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Linux Utility to Suspend Laptop until AC power connected?

I run a home server on a Laptop, and recently I ran into an issue where we had a storm and the power went out. The laptop I use as a home server does not have a "Wake on AC Power" function built into ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Clone Active Partition

I am wanting to create an .iso file of my active partition. Running df it looks like /dev/sda6 is my active. Below is the output user1@ubuntuServer:~$ df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

linux reboot causes a short power off - can I prevent it?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 (systemd!), kernel 4.4.0-24, on an Asus N3150I-C MB, with a Kingston SSD, which contains /boot /efi and the rootfs's volume group and a WD Red HDD as backup device. I noticed ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Does dd read every possible byte from the SD card?

I have this damaged 16 GB MicroSD card which is hardly readable by a card reader (one of my two readers recognized it) and it shows up in the system as a drive with a single raw partition with 200-ish ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Impact of “chmod g-w,o-w /” on a Linux System

If one is on as root, and runs this: chmod -R g-w,o-w / What are the implications? And what would one have to do to undo the effects? Yes, the dumb user was me. So we fixed it as follows: Add ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How to route IPv6 traffic on Windows through Linux TOR gateway?

I have a Debian VM set up running TOR to use as a gateway to connect other machines to to anonymize their traffic. The torrc file on the VM is configured like this: Log notice file /var/log/tor/...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Suse Studio (OpenSuse): Auto-login as root

I am using SuseStudio to create a customized Linux LiveCD (Suse Studio refers to these as "appliances") which will boot up in console mode (runlevel 3) and automatically launch a specialized, closed ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Sharing the GPS NMEA String with NTP

I am using GPS as a clock for NTP. It works great and NTP opens /dev/gps0 and reads it fine. I also have a program that can open /dev/gps0 to read (and write) to the GPS device so I can process the ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

OpenVPN Access Server will not Start on System Boot

I have installed OpenVPN Access Server on my computer running Fedora 23 using the instructions from this YouTube video. I have been able to install the server on the machine with no problem, and it ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

Why does this email not arrive?

I have been attempting to send an email from the command line to myself, but the message does not appear in my inbox (or in spam or anywhere else). Below is the command I used, and a copy of the log. ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

Select a specific part of the output and use it to rename files

I'm currently sorting files I recovered from a broken filesystem. They now all have filenames that go something like this: f123123123.xls If I run: file "f123123123.xls" it gives me a lot of ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

A few questions about installing Ubuntu prior to Windows on 2 separate SSDs

My planned formatting/partitioning scheme is as follows: (I know this is probably not the recommended way, but under the circumstances, and due to lack of disk space, it seems like the only way. ) ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Centos: there is no ~/.cache/upstart

I'm new with linux.As I know ~/.cache/upstart is folder where system processes log their stuff. But I can't find this folder in Centos. What I'm most curious about is that on Ubuntu this folder ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Error: Could not find or load main class with OpenJDK and Oracle Java on CentOS 7

On CentOS 7.2 Linux I have successfully downloaded and installed Oracle Java with: # rpm -Uvh jdk-8u91-linux-x64.rpm Also there is already OpenJDK installed: # rpm -qa | grep -i jdk java-1.8.0-...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

Importing variables in one shell script from another without executing the referred shell script

I have 2 shell scripts, file1.sh and file2.sh file1.sh #!/usr/bin/env bash export var1="/data/share" export var2='password' echo "Hello" file2.sh #!/usr/bin/env bash source file1.sh echo $var1 ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

nohup on bash redhat is one processID different

I'm using capistrano to deploy a python service. I was trying to both start the service and also write a pidfile, so I can restart the service or stop the service later. The problem is the pidfile is ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Linux Mint Cinnamon Crashes when attempt dual monitor

I have two NVIDIA GTX 750ti installed each with a monitor connected via DVI. The system works fine with just one monitor enabled. However when I user nvidia-settings to enable the second monitor ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

SSH connector service

I have a number of linux computers at home, at uni, and my android phone. I'd like some way to be able to SSH to any one of them at any time, but they're all hidden behind different networks, and they ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Ubuntu mounts drive, Gdisk can't find it

This is probably a rather basic question, but - Ubuntu has managed to find something on an attached hard drive image that I can't actually find with gdisk or testdisk myself. It's a rather strange ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Facebook 360 Photos not working on Kali Linux 2.0

After the new big update of Facebook i tried it but it's not working for me, It is shows as a normal picture but the controller it shows up but not working.
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Fedora 23 freezes after login

Fedora is my first Linux-based OS I've ever installed and everything seemed to be going well until I tried to log in. I enter my credentials and the login disappears leaving only the background image ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

command option confusion in curl on Linux

Wondering what is the function of @ sign? Here is an example command, curl -w "@curl-format.txt" -o /dev/null -s "http://wordpress.com/" Here are more related backgrounds, http://stackoverflow.com/...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Desktop interface in linux AMI in AWS

I've been fiddling around with AWS for the past two days, to see what I can do with it and how it would fit my needs. I've already installed LAMP (I installed WAMP on my own computer a long time ago) ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Computer not booting after hard drive disconnect

I have four drives in my computer 500 GB HDD ext4 for data 2 TB HDD ntfs for data 250 GB SSD with debian linux 128 GB SSD with windows7 I have windows installed first and later installed debian ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Check if a script completed executing instead of exiting

I'm working with a script that I cannot modify, that does not use exit codes. (all exits are simply 'exit') Without modifying the script (or yelling at the idiots who wrote it), is there a way to ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Linux to Windows ping

ALL, I have a LAN with the laptops running different OS. Also on Windows up until couple of days ago I was successfully using ZoneAlarm. However I recently installed MS SQL Server 2012 Express on ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

How to access libs locally in nixos?

I am using nixOS for a little time, but coming from Ubuntu I have a hard time with binary dependencies. My problem is that I want to install psycopg2 in a virtualenv. This package is not a pure-python ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

how to interpret /sys/bus/pci/devices/<device id>/resource<number>

i'm trying to figure out how to interpret the the resource and resource<number> files under PCI bus. Let's look at a specific example. Here is what I get when I run lspci -tvvv -[0000:00]-+-00....
0
votes
1answer
5 views

(Linux) How to launch instance of an already running application in blocking mode?

For explaining I use Firefox, but it also happens with other applications, here's the script: $ cat ff.sh #!/bin/sh firefox http://superuser.com/ echo "$?" Let's say Firefox is closed, when I run $...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Compile Linux V4L-DVB media_build for a specific kernel (not the running one)

Is it possible to compile the LinuxTV.org V4L-DVB media_build for a kernel source contained in a specific path, instead of the running one (i.e. a different version)? I have the kernel sources and in ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Linux Mint 17.3 persistent boot stick

So far I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on an usb-stick (Cinnamon Desktop, 64 bit, I also verified the checksum, just dding it on my usb-stick). Now I want to have a persistent usb-stick. From what I've ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Switching Xfce workspaces with remote desktop

I use 5 workspaces with Xfce. I have two monitors. On one of the two screens of Workspace 1, I run Remmina for remote desktop to remote into a windows machine. Problem is, when I am working in ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

How to install coreboot/libreboot on Thinkpad x220

I am interested to replace my BIOS on my Thinkpad x220, because I want to remove the white list for other wifi cards. At first I was thinking to use a modificated BIOS from one of these russian boards,...